The Yankees won the rights to the 27-year-old with a $26,000,194 bid—the last three digits a tribute to his league-leading strikeout total last season. He has yet to sign with the Yanks, but nonetheless he's ready for the Sox: "I'm looking forward to having a pitching duel with Matsuzaka."
Thursday, December 07, 2006
A few days ago we pondered the significance of the extra $194 tacked onto the Yankees' successful bid to negotiate with Japanese pitcher Kei Igawa. The answer, from this week's Sports Illustrated:
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