Zito is going to strike it rich

Originally Published: December 15, 2006
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Maybe it was the strain of going 48 straight hours without sleep, but Scott Boras sounded less than euphoric after negotiating Daisuke Matsuzaka's six-year, $52 million deal with Boston on Wednesday.

Baseball's most powerful agent found his first big foray into Japan a challenge, to say the least. Factor in a single-minded client, a novel posting system and no potential for a "mystery team" to goose the price, and it's like asking a man to make a deal with his briefcase tied behind his back.

That ...

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