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Mets still talking to Takahashi

Posted on: October 30, 2010 5:43 pm
Edited on: April 18, 2011 11:35 am
Hisanori Takahashi The Mets have announced they've extended their window to negotiating with left-hander Hisanori Takahashi until Nov. 5.

Takahashi had a clause in his contract making him a free agent tomorrow.  If he doesn't reach an agreement with the Mets, he'll be a free agent and won't be able to sign a contract with the Mets until May 15.

Takahashi appeared in 53 games for the Mets, starting 12. Overall he was 10-6 with a 3.61 ERA in 122 innings. As a reliever, he was 6-2 with a 2.04 ERA in 57 1/3 innings pitched, with eight saves. He was 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA as a starter. He has stated that he prefers to start.

The Mets officially announced their hiring of general manager Sandy Alderson on Friday.

UPDATE: The New York Times reports the Mets' initial offer was for one year guaranteed, and Takahashi wants a multi-year deal. However, that offer came before Alderson was officially hired.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Since: Oct 24, 2007
Posted on: November 1, 2010 1:03 pm

Mets still talking to Takahashi

Well this would be a huge mistake if they did not re-sign Takahashi. I know baseball is a business but this guy was probably one of your better players last year. He needs to be compensated and be on this team. He is the type the Mets need, takes the mound whether it is starting, relief or closing and does not make a noise about it. Now if they could get a guy like this for the offense they would be set.

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: October 30, 2010 6:30 pm

Mets still talking to Takahashi

eh, he's gonna get paid, either way


Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2010 6:20 pm

Mets still talking to Takahashi

Of course he prefers to start.  What a fool.

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