Matsuzaka posting fee could go toward salary? Boston Herald suggests...
From Michael Silverman column in the Boston Herald:
"Boras sees the posting fee to the Lions as completely separate from the contract he needs to negotiate. " (Of course, we all knew that).
"It is unclear, however, if the Red Sox and Lions could agree to use some portion of the posting fee to defray what the Red Sox pony up in the long-term contract.
"Such an arrangement would have to be conducted with the approval of all parties, but without such a deal, it is difficult to comprehend how the Red Sox would be able to propose a long-term contract worthy of Matsuzaka's talent."
USING PART OF THE POSTING FEE AS SALARY? WAS THIS POSSIBILITY MADE CLEAR TO ALL POSTERS? I THOUGHT IT HAD SPECIFICALLY BEEN PROHIBITED. ANY CLASS ACTION LAWYERS OUT THERE? NO? That's what I thought.
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