I'm trying to find the story of why the Sox posted $51.1M for Dice-K back in 2006. IIRC their logic was that they thought they had to bid $50M, so then they bid $51M thinking that someone else (i.e., the MFY) would go slightly above $50M to outbid them, so then they upped it to $51.1M just in case the MFY bid $51M. Of course the MFY only ended up bidding like $33M and the Mets bid around $40M so the Sox were negotiating against themselves, but that's not the point. Does anyone have the source / reference? Was it in Feeding the Monster?