Mariners Analysis

Monday, November 13, 2006

Boston and Matsuzaka

Now espn is reporting Boston's bid is $42 million.

If this is true, and it's looking more likely, this is simply shocking. The same team that last year wouldn't offer Damon more than $40 million is now suddenly willing to throw more than that JUST FOR THE RIGHT to negotiate!!

This is crazy. As much as I wanted to see him in an M's uniform, I won't support this type of nonsense.

Essentially baseball is now catching up to soccer. In the world arena, giving a team $40 million for the rights to a player is common. This type of behavior has not been necessary with the restrictive nature of player movement in the past.

With sports becoming more and more global, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised.