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« Dice-K Gives me the Fear | Main | When the Going Gets Weird, the Weird turn to GONZO - Another Walk-Off in the Fenway Park for Boston »

September 16, 2009

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Kris

I'm not quite sold, with just one start. however, it was one helluva start. I think expectations, especially when it comes to our $101 million man, should be tempered. but he looked to be in command last night. if he can continue to work innings and be consistent, we're back to a strong 4-man rotation...

Derek Hixon

Actually, I like to think of Dice-K as our $52 Million Dollar man, as the $51.11 million for the rights to negotiate with him was not counted against the Sox salary cap - and the amount of doors and revenue acquiring Dice-K will far out-weigh the $51.11 million they paid to negotiate. Also of note, we signed him to a 6-year deal which puts him @ about 8.7 per year which in this market isn't awful.

Also a forgotten thing here is that the Yankees spent a total of about $46 million on Kei Igawa who hasn't opened any doors in the East and has been (to put it lighly) a bust.

All that said - when it comes to things like this big markets like Boston & NY have an obscene advantage.

More on Dice-K's contract here: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2696321

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