Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Japanese righty Daisuke Matsuzaka is slated to have Tommy John Surgery, and miss the rest of his contract. He was worth 45.6 million dollars according to Fangraphs system (1 WAR=5 million dollars). He cost the Red Sox 153 million dollars (posting fee-101 million salary-52 million). Doing the math, the Sox lost 108.4 million dollars on this investment! In comparison, The Padres supposedly made 38 million dollars, tops in MLB last year according to Forbes Magazine! Matsuzaka blames the Red Sox training programs, not his program in Japan. In his 5 years in Boston he owns 49 wins and a decent 4.25 ERA in 5 years. Led by a 2008 campaign where in 29 starts he had a 2.90 ERA and went 18-3! Daisuke has pocketed 33.8 million dollars so far in his career.