Here’s a question for you.
Say I told you of a smallish RHP, make him under 6 feet tall and less than 190 pounds, who had thrown 1,400 innings over the past eight minor league seasons – all before the age of 27.
And, while he’s faced big league hitters in some exhibition games, he’s never pitched a “major league” game yet in his life.
Further, let’s say that I told you that the Yankees went out and signed this pitcher to a six-year contract – for close to $9 million per season.
What would your reaction be to this news?
O.K., then that should be your reaction to the Red Sox signing Daisuke Matsuzaka as well.
I really want to see the R.O.I. for RSN on Matsuzaka come 2010 through 2012. I almost can’t wait.