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At 8 PM tonight it became official: the Boston Red Sox did indeed post the highest bid for the exclusive negotiation rights with Daisuke Matsuzaka. Buster Olney had reported the bid was between $38M and $45M. In actuality the winning bid was $51.11M.

This high bid amount most definitely indicates that Boston will not sign-and-trade the 26-year old pitcher. Also, the team probably wants to lock up Matsuzaka for longer than the three years Scott Boras was telegraphing.

I’ve changed the Countdown here to the deadline for Matsuzaka and the Red Sox to reach a deal. I’m trying to temper my excitement over this development until ink or a stamp from Matsuzaka’s hanko is on the contract, but I haven’t felt like this since Pedro Martinez was traded to Boston.

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