The Red Sox' latest offer to Matsuzaka is six years for $8 million. Matsuzaka has counter-offered with six years for $11 million and that is the deal the Red Sox are weighing heading into the early hours of Wednesday morning. ...If Silverman's "plugged-in" sources are correct, we finally have some concrete numbers from both sides. (And we see that Boras has (or has been told to) backed off of two demands: a short 3-year deal and close to $20 per.)
[B]oth sides are becoming more adamant about how they are willing to walk away from this deal, and this is after the Red Sox got their face to face meeting, however brief, with Matsuzaka Tuesday night.
December 13, 2006
Herald: 6/48 v. 6/66
Michael Silverman, Herald, 4:03 AM:
by allan at 10:07 AM