|What would you pay for the mega-talented Matsuzaka?|
Now, the Red Sox will begin the difficult process of negotiating a contract with Matsuzaka. He's retained Scott Boras as his agent, so his services won't come cheap. Still, with Curt Schilling on the brink of retirement and Josh Beckett coming off a disappointing year, a potential star pitcher may be well worth the money.
Dropping a lot of money on overseas pitching is a risky proposition. For every Hideo Nomo that successfully makes the trans-Pacific journey, there's a Hideki Irabu lurking beneath the waves. How do you think Matsuzaka will fare?
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