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So sour grapes smell like … insanity?

Moreover, what I heard from the same source who is close to negotiations that what will happen is that Selig, Boras, and Seibu have a deal in place, where Boras pays Seibu $25 mil (1/2 the Red Sox bid) and he owns the rights to Matsuzaka, and puts him on the market BY X-MAS for the highest bidder, and Selig has signed off on it.

Whatever helps you sleep at night, guys.

29 comments… add one
  • How do people even make this stuff up?

    LocklandSF December 1, 2006, 2:33 pm
  • I heard from this guy who’s cousin works with Boras’ secretary that Boras was overheard in the men’s room saying…..
    C’mon. Let’s get real. If you have something more substantial than your own imagination, I’d say give a real quote or link.
    It is a scary thought.

    Brad December 1, 2006, 2:35 pm
  • So…that’s a newspaper guy quoting a random blogger quoting a “good friend.” Ugh.

    desturbd1 December 1, 2006, 2:49 pm
  • Not to indict all Yankee fans, but it’s clear how much the Sox’ winning bid scared some Yankee rooters into grasping at straws to find ways how this will all turn into a Yankee victory.
    The Sox won this round, guys. Just let it go. The off-season’s still young.

    Paul SF December 1, 2006, 2:53 pm
  • Why wouldn’t Boras just have bought out Matsuzaka’s rights from Seibu before posting? He surely had some idea of the market, he’s really smart, right? Why would he wait for a potentially astronomical bid to figure all this out?
    I also have it on good sourcing that Selig gets an amazing spa weekend out of this whole deal. And a lifetime supply of Cocoa Puffs.
    This stuff is comical.

    SF December 1, 2006, 2:57 pm
  • Man, the homers on WasWatching and Bronx Banter are running with this like Dan Rather reported it. Any sliver of hope – but in reality, if this was the Red Sox intention (to merely block the Yankees), wouldn’t Matsuzuka be handed off to the Metros by MLB? They were the second bid right?

    Brad December 1, 2006, 3:02 pm
  • That’d make more sense…especially since the $38MM the Mets supposedly bid is just a little more then the $25MM Boras is supposed to pay himself…

    desturbd1 December 1, 2006, 3:06 pm
  • well it would seem to me that if Boras has already worked that out then he is the one whos not negotiating in good faith and I would hope that if theres any truth to it at all that the owners somehow step in and block Selig from approving such a deal.

    TJ December 1, 2006, 3:40 pm
  • Totally, absolutely, ridiculously absurd. Just completely comical.

    YFinBeantown December 1, 2006, 3:55 pm
  • Come on. This internet-thingy sure can get people up in a tizzy. I appreciate an elaborate lie as much as the next guy. Kudos to whomever planted the seed.

    nate December 1, 2006, 4:00 pm
  • sources close to me are reporting……philip hughes just got caught by dateline nbc trying to meet up with a “minor” league fan.

    sf rod December 1, 2006, 4:19 pm
  • This makes no sense, though of course, it’s great if it’s true as a YF. It seems totally outrageous rationally though..

    Lar December 1, 2006, 5:11 pm
  • Boy, that would be hilarious.
    What would be even more hilarious is if Theo actually thinks he can lowball Boras and Matsuzaka for $8 million per, then loses him to the Mets :)

    Andrew December 1, 2006, 5:46 pm
  • I would guess that D-Mat is actually paying the $25MM. Here’s what I guess the situation is: the Sox want D-Mat for 4 yrs at about $7-8MM per year. That’s about $30MM that D-Mat/Boras will get. If Boras/D-Mat give away $25MM, they can get about $13-15MM per year for 4-5yrs as an unrestricted FA. That’s about a $65-75MM contract; if you take away the $25MM then you still get about $40-50MM profit: up to $20MM more than they would get anywhere from the Sox. So by doing this Boras/D-Mat are taking their future into their own hands and making a large profit.

    zrsahai (YF) December 1, 2006, 5:49 pm
  • Paul the way you constantly refer to the Sox outbidding everyone by a kajillion dollars as some kind of an a priori win is annoying. You clearly desperately want for YFs to be jealous and pissed, but it’s just not the case. The Sox haven’t won anything yet. Nobody’s grasping at straws. Maybe you’re projecting your own sour grapes over your underachieving loser team FINISHING BEHIND THE FREAKING BLUE JAYS.

    jm December 1, 2006, 6:05 pm

    zrsahai (YF) December 1, 2006, 7:05 pm
  • …guys, this can’t happen as described in the opening post…it would expose the bid process as a farce…the sox made the winning bid fair and square, and any attempts to circumvent that should lead to a lawsuit…i would be behind the sox 100% on that…this is bs and not really that funny or believable…

    dc December 1, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Not to indict all Yankee Sox fans, but it’s clear how much the Sox’ winning bid scared some Yankee Sox rooters into grasping at straws to find ways how this will all turn into a Yankee Sox victory.
    1) I don’t see Yankee fans making comments like that.
    2) Some of Paul SF’s comments are starting to seem like that.
    3) We don’t know if the Sox will make a good deal or a bad deal, and may not know until well into the season.

    Anonymous December 2, 2006, 12:08 am
  • wow. Seems like it’s Paul’s night to get ganged up on my the, ahem, the Yankee elite.

    Brad December 2, 2006, 12:20 am
  • even the guy who roots for players to be injured so the season is easier to handle is on you, Paul. How are you going to cope? How can you defend yourself in the face of such clear betterment? Man, I’m glad I’m not you.
    hahahahah. The Blue Jays. Good one. It’s an original classic.

    Brad December 2, 2006, 12:22 am
  • Yeah. Brad, I don’t know how I’m going to get to sleep tonight having my worldview so signgle-handedly crushed by people who don’t have the, um, guts to put their names to their rebuttals.
    You clearly desperately want for YFs to be jealous and pissed, but it’s just not the case.

    1) I don’t see Yankee fans making comments like that.
    2) Some of Paul SF’s comments are starting to seem like that.

    Um, guys? The very post I linked to is proof of that. Read the comments at the LoHud blog from the days when the Matsuzaka bid was leaked and announced, and you’ll see proof of that. Take off the blinders and maybe you’ll find your arguments taken more seriously.
    Of course, I must be wrong because the Red Sox FINISHED BEHIND THE FREAKING BLUE JAYS!!!!!!!!” Man. I might as well stop now. Yankee fans must not be grasping at straws at all by bringing up last year’s standings when discussing moves made to better next year’s team.

    Paul SF December 2, 2006, 2:11 am
  • I read the post. If you say, “Some retahded Yankee fans think …” I’ll agree with you. That’s not a blog I’ll go back to.
    Some Sox fans make retahded comments at Soxaholix and WEII. Some Sox fans have sex sites. Oh wait, that’s a good thing.

    john December 2, 2006, 9:56 am
  • Alright with this already……

    YF December 2, 2006, 10:36 am
  • I’ve never found a Yankee blog I enjoy reading. I find Soxaholix and Boston Dirt Dogs more entertaining than any of them, or any other team blogs, for that matter. All those universities have to be good for something.

    john December 2, 2006, 12:23 pm
  • BDD should be entitled “We hate the Red Sox, and Hope They Fail”. Their snarkiness and unfounded accusations of the front office and players are rediculous.
    On that note, EEI should be called the same thing.

    Brad December 2, 2006, 12:28 pm
  • PI plan on bringing up last years standings until next year’s opening day, by the way, because it’s so hilarious that I want to get as much milage out of it as possible. I propose a new website: Yanksfan vs. Jaysfan!

    jm December 2, 2006, 4:34 pm
  • Yanksfan vs. Jaysfan
    Again, it’s hilarious!! I can’t belive the sense of humor here! I mean, it’s like I’m on some kind of comedy website instead of baseball! You guys are the cream of the crop with those Blue Jay jokes. I mean, it really does take an enormous amount of creativity to point to standings and poke fun! What’s next – the short bus? kids with helmets? fat people? Oriental drivers? Race jokes? Oh! how about welfare jokes or comparing the Red Sox to bible HUMping republican conservatives (always an excellent choice)?
    Oh I have one! There was a black guy and a white… oh nevermind, I’m sure you’ve heard it a zillion times.
    Oh, the joy of pointing out the obvious. It never get’s old.

    Brad December 2, 2006, 5:34 pm
  • brad…come on buddy, you’d be breaking our balls if the shoe was on the other foot [re. the blue jays], and questioning our right to puff out our chests about how “next year” will be different after a lucrative off-season…you only have a few more months to deal with it…i personally have been trying to refrain from that stuff, unless of course it’s retaliatory in response to some [equally as] silly sox claim about superiority…take a deep breath…

    dc December 2, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Brad, if I you were a baseball team, you’d be the Red Sox, and if I were a team, I’d be the Yankees, and if we ever met, everywhere we went I would have walk in front and someone would have to be between us at all times. That person would be the Bluejays.

    jm December 3, 2006, 10:15 pm

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