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Daisuke Matsuzaka is in The Best Shape of His Career

Feb 13, 2013, 6:00 AM EDT

Daisuke Matsuzaka Getty Images

And none other than Scott Boras says so:

Matsuzaka struggled last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011 on his right elbow.

“He’s in the best shape of his career,” said agent Scott Boras.

Maybe his arm is strong enough to throw a couple of gyroballs?

(thanks to BSOHL scout Chris G. for the heads up)

  1. raiders85 - Feb 13, 2013 at 6:57 AM

    anything that starts off with Scott Boras says I immediately discredit

  2. mustbechris - Feb 13, 2013 at 7:01 AM

    I like that he said “career” rather than “life.” It gives Boras room to one-up his own superlative next offseason if he’s meticulous.

    • bolweevils2 - Feb 13, 2013 at 9:18 AM

      I assume this means the Dice-K was in even better shape before he had a baseball career. Now he’s merely in his best shape since his career started, not the best shape of his life. His BSOHL may have been when he was 11 for all we know.

  3. historiophiliac - Feb 13, 2013 at 7:26 AM


  4. jjpt4540 - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:09 AM

    Is that shape round

  5. js20011041 - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I don’t wish this guy any ill will on a personal level, but I can’t wait until he’s out of baseball. He’s just brutal to watch. He summons his inner Steve Trachsel between pitches and then his delivery itself takes forever. To top it off, he nibbles, so we’re treated to even more walking around the mound. I think that any baseball fan can deal with not having nonstop action, but Matsuzaka is just ridiculous.

    • pisano - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      I couldn’t agree more, his best landing place would be the Japanese baseball league.

  6. wolfwrack - Feb 13, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    As a Boston fan, we partied hard when Theo’s prodigy left. In a nutshell, Big bucks for a pitcher that sucks! Cannot believe any team in MLB would go after this clown. Talk about scraping the bottom of the barrel! Tito could not get along with him in Boston, can’t see anything better in a different locale.

  7. unlost1 - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    come on- this lie just discredited the whole BSOHL group

  8. pinkfloydprism - Feb 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    Not hard to do…

  9. stpatsbaby - Feb 14, 2013 at 1:06 PM

    He said he wants to pitch against Boston. That must be Japanese humor. He couldn’t pitch for them, so he might as well pitch against them. Can’t wait.

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