Originally Posted by ApaOps5
Been a die-hard Red Sox fan since I was 6 years old. So here is my reason why they did that.
The only reason I think Boston bid for this guy was to snake him from the Yankees. He was coveted by the Yanks b/c they have abysmal pitching. So if the Sox can't negotiate a contract he stays in Japan. No matter what Boston keeps him out of NY. I think they treated this as their version of Johnny "Turncoat" Damon.
That's right, but it's not like they don't need him. Their rotation is in shambles right now, and they could use a solid no. 2/3 to slot behind Schilling.