The Boston Globe reports the Sox are feeling less optimistic about their chances to sign Daisuke Matsuzaka. I think the Globe needs to be a little smarter about who's involved.
According to sources with direct access to the Sox' view, there is an increasing feeling that Boras is setting the stage, both privately and publicly, that there is not going to be a deal. "Unless he's being less than honest," one source said, "there isn't going to be a deal."
Be less than honest? No, Boras has never done that before.
(Backfill: Mnookin expresses the same point himself.)