Boras Playing with Loaded Dice

Boras Is Playing
With Loaded Dice

Time to Say Sayonara to Dice-K

(AP Photo)

Sox Should Just Walk Away from Dice-K

Cafardo: Boras Demands Way Out of Line

"Doesn't he [Matsuzaka] want to be a big league ballplayer first and PROVE he's worth $100 million? Or does he just want a team to hand him the money before he proves anything?

"I'm not sure the latter is honorable in any country.

"If Larry Lucchino, Theo Epstein, and/or John Henry come close to that number (I'm talking about a six-year, $100 million contract, not counting the $51.1 million posting fee) they should have their franchise revoked." -- 12.12.06, Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo Web Exclusive

Edes: John Henry Makes a Pitch...
And the Sox Embarrassingly Bid Against Themselves

" 'It's highly unusual,' Epstein said of submitting a second offer without receiving a response to the first, 'but it's showing that Matsuzaka is extremely important to the Boston Red Sox. It's normally not a good ploy, but we want to demonstrate to Matsuzaka, and the fans of Japanese baseball, just how important he is to us.' " -- 12.11.06, Gordon Edes, Boston Globe

The Sox' Very Own 'Fort Knox?'

"In Japan, he's known as the national treasure. Here, he will be known as Fort Knox."
-- 12.11.06, Scott Boras, agent for Daisuke Matsuzaka

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Boras Makes a Dishonorable Mention
And Fails in the School of Hard 'Knox'

And Now Thanks to His Agent,
The Shamed Pitcher Will Be Known as GreeD-Mat in Japan

Roger That! Rocket Seen as Sox Fallback

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

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