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ESPN Insider: Out of the East

It was a good roll of the dice. Get it, dice?! We'll let ourselves out. Getty Images

Remember a couple dreary winters ago when the Red Sox put in a $50 million bid to negotiate with Dice-K, landed him, and then quietly, the Yankees grabbed Kei Igawa as a "good value" response? Aside from the hilarity of the Yankees making a "value" move were two questions: the mystery of just how Matsuzaka would perform, and if the Yankees had really made a clever move. We know now that Dice-K was worth every penny and that Igawa wasn't worh the coin, or even the yen. Today, Baseball Prospectus chimes in with an attempt at taking stats from the Japan league and predicting how they'll translate to MLB. Check it out on Insider. ()

BP DAILY: OUT OF THE EAST