The Red Sox plan on making a record offer to Daisuke Matsuzaka, at least for a player who’s never pitched in the Majors.
Based on this info from Gordon Edes, I wonder if it’s a six-year, $100MM offer. It’s tough to picture the Red Sox going far beyond that dollar amount, though Scott Boras might want that amount for five seasons. Or perhaps he’s angling for $60MM over three seasons instead. We should have an idea soon. Baseball Prospectus’s Nate Silver has a system that says Matsuzaka is worth roughly $80MM over six seasons.