Finally, it’s over. The Red Sox got their man. All that remains is the official coronation of Matsuzaka, which will likely take place at Fenway on Thursday afternoon.
I have to say, the Red Sox did some job making this deal happen. Frustrated that Scott Boras was going into the four corner offense, Theo and Lucchino — who says these two guys aren’t united? — jetted to California and put their collective lawyering skills to use, getting this thing done at a very reasonable annual average value of about $9 million per season, which doesn’t include the enormous posting fee.
It’s going to be a fun ride. How will Matsuzaka’s dominance in Japan transfer to the United States? Will this be the best Red Sox pitching rotation of all-time?
Can the Red Sox live up to what will be huge advance billing in ’07?
Baseball is back at a fever pitch — if you will — in Boston.
That’s all I have to say tonight. It’s been a long, long day.