Miles From Fenway

Congratulations, Hanley
November 14, 2006, 3:49 pm
Filed under: Boston, Red Sox, sports

I have to say, I am happy for the Marlin’s shortstop, Hanley Ramirez, for winning the NL Rookie of the Year. But at the same time, I’m still a little sad we let him go.

The Sox should find out today if they were the highest bidders in the race to talk to Daisuke Matsuzaka, a Japanese pitcher, supposedly the next big thing. Right now, I am just amused by the process in general. MLB teams had to submit closed bids just to be able to TALK to this guy. Just to talk to him about contract negotiations. If the winning team doesn’t come to an agreement with him, or more accurately, with his agent Scott Boras, then he stays in Japan for one more year and becomes a free agent. Which is a scary prospect considering how much this guy could garner.

I don’t really know what to think about Matsuzaka. Everything I’ve read indicates he’s just nasty. But he’s pitched a LOT of innings. Since 1999 he’s pitched less than 100 innings only once, and he’s topped out at 240 (in 2001). If his arm can hold up and continue producing the way he is, I’ll be the happiest Sox fan around. But the Sox have gotten burned by big time pitching deals in the past … so let’s say I’m skeptical. Then again, we don’t even know if the Sox are allowed to speak with him yet, so who knows.

In the meantime, I am going to go try to figure out how I can incorporate this blind bidding system into my everyday life …


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I guess I could bid to get my assed kicked at Beer pong again.

Comment by edmund dantes

Santana brought the CY young back to MN, I’m anxious to see what the MVP voting turns out…

I thought about trying a blind bidding things with my dating life, but decided it might be too demoralizing to have the high bid end up being $0.63 and a was of bell button lint.

Comment by Chief Slacker

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