Rolling the Dice

Rolling the Dice

Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka throws out an opening pitch during an exhibition game between his semiprofessional ball club Yokohama Samurai and the Ibaraki Golden Golds at Tokyo Dome in Tokyo Sunday, Jan. 7, 2007. Matsuzaka joined the Boston Red Sox on Dec. 14 2006, on a six-year, $52-million contract.

(AP Photo)

The Red Sox' $103 Million Gamble Winds Up in Tokyo

Dice-K Threw Out an Opening Pitch for the Yokohama Samurai Yesterday, Hopefully He Didn't Throw Out Anything Else

Will The Sox Start the 2008 Season in Japan?

"One of the sports papers, by the way, has already mentioned the possibility of the Red Sox opening the 2008 official American League season in Japan, but it remains to be seen what MLB will decide to do with respect to the rumored regular-season openers next year at the Olympic Stadium in Beijing." -- 01.07.07, The Japan Times

Epstein on J.D. Drew: 'Nothing Really New There'

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers


Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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