Run, don’t walk away from Dice-K

The word out of Boston has the Red Sox listening to offers for Daisuke Matsuzaka, whom will be owed $28 million over the next three season and can become a free agent after the 2012 season.

Matsuzaka was apparently worth the money in the first two years with Boston, going 33–15 with a 3.72 ERA in 61 starts, but has missed most of this year with fatigue in his right shoulder.

DICE-K: Just say no.

DICE-K: Just say no.


The Red Sox won the rights to negotiate with Matsuzaka in 2006 with a winning bid of $51.1 million, with the Mets a distant second at $40 million. The Mets were lucky they were outbid at the time otherwise they’d be facing yet another horrible contract.

Undoubtedly, the Sox will reach out to the Mets this winter, but they should quickly change the subject.

7 thoughts on “Run, don’t walk away from Dice-K

  1. Of course Epstien will call Omar first. I may even be inclined to do a deal. Just take ollie back.

  2. I don’t understand.

    He has a high era and he cant get out of the 5th.

    He’ll fit right in.

  3. I would definitely make a trade for Dice-K he would be a great fit for us. We are trading Perez for him right? …

  4. (4) James: If it meant trading Ollie for him I would do it. But I can’t imagine the RS taking Ollie and his contract and his flyballs in Fenway.

  5. JD, you say the Mets were lucky they didnt get Dice-K. If they had Dice k They would have been in the playoffs the last 2 years instead being the Choke artists that they were. He is still young and could bounce back too. A much better bet than old pedro.