Daisuke Matsuzaka is expected to arrive in Los Angeles on Saturday, according to agent Scott Boras, but he will not come to Boston until a contract has been agreed upon. The drop dead time for a contract is the end of the day on Dec. 14 (Eastern).
Boras made that point crystal clear in a late-night meeting with the media at the Walt Disney Swan and Dolphin Hotel in Lake Buena Vista on Thursday. Boras said that Matsuzaka would be brought in to the Boras Corp. offices and briefed on the state of the negotiations and will be able to form his own opinions on all matters related to a deal with the Red Sox.
If the deal falls through, Matsuzaka may never see Boston.