Boras playing very hard to get

Talks continue between the Sox and agent Scott Boras on a contract for Daisuke Matsuzaka, but at a glacial clip. There are myriad reasons for a deal to get done — not the least of which would be Matsuzaka’s desire to play here, the fact he already said goodbye to the fans of Seibu, the Sox desire to add him as a top of the rotation starter.

But with Thursday’s deadline looming, Boras has the Red Sox concerned that he is as willing to hold out Matsuzaka as he was with such players as Jason Varitek, J.D. Drew and Luke Hochevar in the past.

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