Offseason Lowdown: Decision Time
Now we wait. The bids are all in for the right to try to sign Japanese ace Daisuke Matsuzaka, and now the Seibu Lions will decide whether to accept the winning bid. Within the next few days, we’ll finally know who Matsuzuka might be taking the hill for in 2007. But what else do we know about this guy? In this week’s Offseason Lowdown, we try to unravel the mystery that is Matsuzaka — a mystery that’s spun tighter than his mythical gyroball (or is it real?).
We’ve also got notes about San Diego’s new manager, plus the big deal it swung yesterday, and whether it might re-sign catcher Mike Piazza.