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Dealings would need 'abrupt change' to beat deadline

Updated: December 10, 2006, 9:39 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

After all the hoopla surrounding the $51.1 million bid the Red Sox posted to talk to Daisuke Matsuzaka, it appears a contract may not materialize.

Peter Gammons on Matsuzaka

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Boston essentially needs to get the Matsuzaka agreement done by Tuesday night so they can get him in Wednesday for a physical prior to the Thursday deadllne. One GM Friday said "it would be a shame for Matsuzaka and baseball to hold him out to try to force a change in the posting system." ...

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