A Very Interesting Twist...From Tim, Of The Red Sox Times
First of all, Tim's site is listed in my link section. He is a great everyday read, just like me. Or so I hope ...But here is his comment from this Tuesday morning, and my reply. I could have done this in the comment section, but the comment itself sent that little voice which tells me what to write into overdrive, much like some newspaper articles do. Here is Tim's comment, and my reply.....thanks.....
"Lets assume that the Sox put a hard line value on the potential contract for Matsuzaka's services.
In that case and Boras can't push them off that number, they should be willing to walk and let Matsuzaka go back to Japan.
Then make a one year, one time investment of $25 million to bring Roger Clemens back. I would venture to guess that there would be some incremental club revenue from that move as well. Also...this would allow the retiring of the #21 within the Sox rules and allow Roger to enter the hall with a Sox cap without remorse.
As well as signing Clemens, I would look to send a package of outfielders and prospects for Jake Peavy to replace the long term idea of Matsuzaka..."
Peter here, and my readers, that's the type of stuff you can expect at The Red Sox Times, so AFTER reading this, click on his link. For me. He has been kind enough to list my blog on his. Ok.....where to start? You know I know.....Tim, we have the exclusive rights to DMat until the middle of December....and we WILL sign him. He is 27, with an unbelievable upside, especially after the culture shock of the first half of his first year is over. Not to mention the learning process involved while facing hitters literally foreign to him. I expect him to be signed. I expect him, after a couple months of very understandable culture relocation minor problems, to bloom into one of the best pitchers, not only in the AL East, but in all of baseball as we know it. And I'm confident in what I just typed. Call me an optimist. Aren't there so many things worse than that?? I look for the bright side, and if I do not find it, I demand it. DMat in our uniform will be an every five day event. Roger Clemens, with his family first motto, which, as the Dad that he is, is a great thing, should stay in Texas.
Tim, thank you for activating that little voice in my left ear. I'm pretty sure it's connected to my brain. If not, I'm SCARED. And everyone else, as always, what would I do without you? I can answer that......as long as you keep stopping by to read the words these fingers type, I'll NEVER leave you. Tomorrow, a Thanksgiving post. In my own style.