Scott Boras has already decided not to deal with the Red Sox on Matsuzaka, because if Scott Boras waits 2 years, he can collect 10% on $50 million more salary. Epstein thinks Matsuzaka is worth $100 million total, including the $50 million the Red Sox would owe to the Japanese baseball club that owns Matsuzaka’s rights. Boras thinks he’s worth $100 million in contract money, which Scott Boras would be entitled to perhaps 10%.
If A-Rod was already paying for my Ferrari, I think I’d wait 2 years to collect an extra 5 million bucks.
Also, if you’ve got a hot baseball prospect in Southern California that you can’t get the scouts to come out and see, send me some info/stats/video at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll see what you can do.