Describes the efforts of the Boston Red Sox made Japanese superstar pitcher Daisuke (Dice-K) Matsuzaka signed within the team attempts to keep up with long-time rival, to keep the New York Yankees. In late 2006 Dice-K is considered to be the prize of the free agent pitching market. However, the negotiations between the Red Sox and Dice-K camp down with the signing deadline of less than 24 hours away (if Dice-K is not signed within the time limit, he must return to Japan for a year) broken. Like hi … Read more »

Describes the efforts of the Boston Red Sox made Japanese superstar pitcher Daisuke (Dice-K) Matsuzaka signed within the team attempts to keep up with long-time rival, to keep the New York Yankees. In late 2006 Dice-K is considered to be the prize of the free agent pitching market. However, the negotiations between the Red Sox and Dice-K camp down with the signing deadline of less than 24 hours away (if Dice-K is not signed within the time limit, he must return to Japan for a year) broken. What the Red Sox should be ready to go with their offer? What are the alternatives if they can not sign Dice-K? What kind of performance they should expect from Dice-K in the 2007 season? And finally, how does the signature fit into the larger context of strategic competition with the much better financed Yankees?
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Randolph B. Cohen,
Michael Barry,
F. Mark D’Annolfo
Source: Harvard Business School
30 pages.
Publication Date: Sep 25, 2007. Prod #: 208043-PDF-ENG
Dice-K: The Hundred (Plus) Million Dollar Man HBR case solution

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