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It's official: Sox win Matsuzaka bidding

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Signed. Sealed. Almost delivered.

Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka was "relieved'' to hear the Boston Red Sox had won the bidding battle to negotiate a $51.1 million offer for him to play in the major leagues.

"I was very surprised when I heard the figure,'' the 26-year-old said Wednesday before flying to the United States. "It shows that they really appreciate my ability. I know there will be a lot of pressure, but that's something I'm used to and something I enjoy."

Now we must sign him. What do you think is fair?