Originally Posted by blandman
I'm going to assume you're thinking of someone else. Their scouting reports were incredibly different. Just because someone gets a glowing report or two doesn't mean that the reports are the same. These are completely different players. Not even apples and oranges. This is like apples and orangutans.
Boston paid over 100 million for Matzusaka. Now, if we attach a 20% inflation rate over 6 years, that would be $120 million. How much is Tanaka getting? $200 million? He should if the skills are as divergent as you say. And they may be. The point is that Matzusaka was incredibly hyped and thus over $100 million.