Bids for Japanese RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka are all in, with the Yankees having the only definite bid.
The Seibu Lions have until Tuesday to announce the "winner" of the bidding process. The winner is then allowed to begin discussions with Matsuzaka and super-agent Scott Boras.
Mets, Rangers, Cubs, and Red Sox were also rumored to have had interest in the pitcher.
...i'm not completely sold that he is worth all this money. he may end up being a great pitcher but spending $20 mil. just to start talking to the guy is a heckuva lot of money. that $20mil could just as easily go to Zito who has a proven record against MLB hitters.
granted Matsuzaka pitched in the WBC and was the MVP of the tourney, he still is unproven in a big market like NY with all the pressures that would come along of spending $20mil + contract...(see Carlos Beltran)
...and we all know our track record with japanese imports...