Updated 3/20 1:00 PM Oliver Perez left the Mets complex this morning and was not told what was next for him, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal. Costa also says that we should expect a decision by Monday. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said this morning that no decision has been reached yet on Perez, but there will be a meeting of the minds with Terry Colllins and Sandy Alderson on Monday. – JD Original Post 3/19 [...]
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork, the Philadelphia Phillies have declined their team option on J.C. Romero, and are now in the hunt for a left-handed reliever. The Philadelphia Inquirer (as per Rubin) is speculating that the Phillies may now have strong interest in Hisanori Takahashi who was released by the Mets after they were unable to work out a new contract with him. Takahashi, 35, is reportedly seeking a three-year deal worth about $15MM after a successful rookie [...]
As you all know by now, the Mets have released Hisanori Takahashi as per the special terms of the 1-year deal he signed last offseason. Takahashi is now a free agent, and at midnight tonight, he will be joined by fellow southpaw Pedro Feliciano. Takahashi, 35, was said to be looking for a 3-year deal worth $15 million dollars. What lefty specialist Pedro Feliciano will be looking for has yet to be determined, but some reports having him [...]
Two of the bright spot from an otherwise bleak 2010 Mets squad were pitchers Hisanori Takahashi and Robert Alan Dickey. Dickey is eligible for arbitration and Takahashi is a free agent, with the deadline to negotiate with Takahashi fast approaching. When the Mets signed Takahashi, they didn’t really know what they were going to get from the Japanese lefty. However, he pitched so well in spring training that the Mets had to carry him on [...]
Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano is has officially been classified as a Type B free agent. What that means to the Mets is that Feliciano just picked up a whole lotta leverage this offseason. If he had been classified as a Type A free agent, as many thought he would, Feliciano would have had a hard time getting a deal from another team this offseason because most teams would have been reluctant to part with their first round [...]
Updated 10/27 10:00 PM According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Hisanori Takahashi has switched agents from Ed and Peter Greenberg to Arn Tellem. Tellem represents several Japanese players, including Hideki Matsui. As Ed mentioned below, the Mets have until October 31st, four days, to sign Takahashi to an extension, at which point he can become a free agent and will not be able to re-sign with the Mets until May 15th of next season. – JD [...]
Personally, I’d like him back in the same role next season, but I have to wonder. Takahashi is a free agent this winter and wants to be a starter, and those starts against the Yankees and Phillies only reinforce that thought in his mind. His numbers are superior coming out of the bullpen than as a starter. However, they are representative numbers that could improve if he worked at that role. He gave the Mets [...]
Pat Misch pitched eight strong innings and solo home runs from Ike Davis and Josh Thole secured the win in extra innings for the Mets. Game Notes Pat Misch pitched the best he has this entire season, striking out a career-high ten batters and walking one and allowing a run on three hits in his eight innings. Pat was getting the anxious Nats to swing at breaking balls out of the zone, and this was [...]
Jonathon Niese was abused in the first inning and that set the tone for the Mets and left them playing from behind for the entirety of the game, losing the series to the Marlins, by losing tonight 7-5. Game Notes Jonathon Niese was horrible in the first inning, giving up five of the six runs he would ultimately allow, including walking one. Niese’s control today was horrible, walking six batters. His best performances of the [...]
Jenrry Mejia didnt make it out of the third due to injury, but the Mets offense came through big and won their third straight. Game Notes Jenrry Mejia was removed in the third inning and diagnosed with a pulled muscle behind his shoulder. After throwing the pitch, he appeared to clutch his back. Hopefully, this has nothing to do with the strain he sufferred when he returned to the minor leagues. Raul Valdes relieved him [...]
In Wednesday’s 3-2 Mets win over the Nationals, Hisanori Takahashi worked the ninth inning for his fifth save in as many tries. We now know enough about Takahashi to understand that he is best suited to be a reliever as opposed to a starting pitcher. The problem is that Takahashi still prefers to start despite evidence that proves he becomes increasingly ineffective the second time against a batting order and a complete disaster if they [...]
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