Update [2006-11-13 20:9:2 by Eric Hz]: From MLB.com:
Later, I read on ESPN that Peter Gammons has confirmed the Red Sox won the post war with a $42MM bid; thus, validating colleague Buster Olney's scoop on Friday.
I went for a lunchtime stroll to listen to some MLB on XM Radio and turned the station on in the midst of a discussion with Orestes Destrade (Very nice Japanese League stats, Sr. Destrade.).
He reports, via his own Japanese contacts, that Daiske Matzusaka will get a chance to be a Boston Red Sock. The posting fee? $50 MM!
There will also be an 8:00 P.M. EST press conference in Japan.