NEWBERG REPORT PLUS PLUS — NOVEMBER 2, 2006
According to wire reports, the Seibu Lions posted righthander Daisuke Matsuzaka on Thursday. Interested MLB teams accordingly have until 5 p.m. Eastern time on Wednesday to submit blind bids. The high bid — expected to be over $20 million — merely secures the exclusive right to negotiate with the 26-year-old, whose agent is Scott Boras.
The Rangers are rumored to be among the interested teams.