Dice-K headed for Beantown
In a shocker, the recent negativity surrounding the Dice-K negotiations was nothing more than good old-fashioned posturing that always takes place in such a high stakes transaction.
Matsuzaka is flying the friendly skies to Boston today, along with Boras, Theo and Lucchino. The Red Sox clearly took initiative by flying out to California to get a deal done when Boras didn’t seem to want to come to them, and it seems like it paid off.
I wonder what the vibe on the flight will be if they actually reach a deal 18,000 feet above ground. Will Theo bust out the champagne? Maybe Boras has a bottle of Dom Perignon on hand. Will there be a sushi feast?
Sounds like the contract is going to be for six years. That’s great that the Red Sox can get him signed all the way through free agency.
It seems like just logistics are left — a physical, dotting some i’s, crossing some t’s.
They might as well go for broke now and sign Clemens. How about a rotation of Matsuzaka, Schilling, Clemens, Beckett and Papelbon?
Now they just need to find a closer. Meanwhile, Lugo to be unveiled today. Not sure why it is taking so long to announce the J.D. Drew deal.
Talk to you later,