In baseball of New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox have maintained a serious rivalry for a long time. But they are currently competing for obtain the best pitchers of Asia. Japanese Daisuke Matsuzaka has received an enormous amount of money after negotiating with the Boston Red Sox and the Yankees reacted to this by making a tempting offer to Kei Igawa, left hand of the Hanshin Tigers pitcher. Hanshin, the Japanese team accepted $26 million on the part of New Yorkers by negotiation. However now, the American team has time until 28 December at midnight to establish a contract with Igawa. If they do not reach an agreement, the Yankees would receive their money back.
The Yankees have the highest payroll in baseball. The Yankees offered $33 million for Daisuke Matsuzaka but their offer was voiced by the Boston Red Sox ($51.1 million). This also happened to many other teams as to the New York Mets offered $39 million for Matsuzaka and Igawa $15 million. None of these businesses It worked for this computer. This time the Yankees wanted to ensure it would not lose another opportunity as happened with Matsuzaka so they batearon highest Igawa offering a better deal. Kei Igawa is the third Japanese player who enters this season along with Matsuzaka and the infielder Akinori Iwamura, whose rights were acquired by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for $4.