Showing posts with label Daisuke Matsuzaka. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Daisuke Matsuzaka. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mets News: Mets Bring Up Dice-K, Outright John Lannan to AAA

Mets News:

The Mets are bringing up pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to replace John Lannan on their big league roster.

Matsuzaka's contract was selected Wednesday from Las Vegas, and New York sent Lannan outright to the Triple-A team.

Matsuzaka, a 33-year-old right-hander, was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts for the Mets last year and 0-0 with a 2.25 ERA in two starts for Las Vegas this year.

Lannan, a 32-year-old left-hander, was 1-0 with a 15.25 ERA in five relief appearances for the Mets this year. He has the choice to refuse the outright assignment and elect to become a free agent.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/12: Dice-K strikes out Eight for 51's, Nieuwenhuis' Homer Wins it in 10th

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/12:

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 1, FRESNO 0 (10 innings):
Kirk Nieuwenhuis delivered a solo homer in the top of the 10th against Erik Cordier for the game's lone run. Vic Black recorded the game's final out for his first save. Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hit bid one out into the sixth inning. He ultimately blanked Fresno for seven innings, allowing two hits and two walks. Matsuzaka struck out eight in a no-decision. He threw 88 pitches (62 strikes). Box

Tyler Pill (0-2) surrendered seven runs on 10 hits in 4 2/3 innings as the B-Mets had a five-game winning streak snapped. Kevin Nolan drilled an 0-1 pitch over the left-field wall against Pill as New Hampshire took a 3-0 lead in the first. The Fisher Cats padded their lead with a sac fly by Kenny Wilson in the second. Binghamton cracked the scoreboard in the third against Fisher Cats starter Casey Lawrence. Travis Taijeron doubled, took third on a flyout and scored when Kyle Johnson singled. The Fisher Cats stretched their lead to five with another two-out rally in the third. Mike Crouse produced a run-scoring triple. Peter Mooney then made it 6-1 with a run-scoring single. In the fifth, New Hampshire chased Pill with two outs after a pair of singles and a walk. Jack Leathersich inherited the runners and walked Mooney, forcing in the Fisher Cats’ seventh run. Lawrence settled in comfortably after Johnson’s single in the third. He retired 10 of the last 11 batters he faced. New Hampshire added to its lead on Ryan Schimpf's homer in the seventh and a sac fly from Wilson in the eighth. The B-Mets pecked away at the lead against the Fisher Cats bullpen. Matt Clark led off the seventh with a homer against Tyler Ybarra. Binghamton tacked on two runs against John Anderson in the eighth. Cory Vaughn threw out two runners at second base and now has three outfield assists this season. Kevin Plawecki collected his first RBI as a B-Met with a double in the eighth. Box

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/7: Dice-K debuts for Vegas

Mets Minor League Roundup 4/7: Dice-K debuts for Vegas

Mets AAA - LAS VEGAS 7, SACRAMENTO 6: Matt den Dekker (2-for-5, two RBIs) delivered a walk-off infield single to first base with two outs in the bottom of the ninth that scored Cesar Puello (2-for-4, double, RBI) from second base. Puello had walked and stole second base. Third baseman Zach Lutz was 1-for-1 with three walks and three runs scored as Las Vegas improved to 4-1. Lutz is hitting .533. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched five innings in a no-decision. He allowed three runs on five hits and four walks and struck out four in a 90-pitch effort. Wilmer Flores (1-for-4) started at shortstop in his season debut with the 51s. Bobby Abreu, serving as DH, had two doubles in five at-bats. Box

Mets AA - ERIE at BINGHAMTON (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a June 14 doubleheader.

Mets A - AUGUSTA at SAVANNAH (ppd.): The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader Tuesday beginning at 5:35 p.m.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Mets News: Mejia makes the rotation, Dice-K will open in Triple-A - Maybe??

Mets News:

Jenrry Mejia makes the roster and the fifth spot in the rotation, despite reports that Daisuke Matsuzaka was going to make it all along.

Dice-K will open the season with Vegas Triple-A, but there is a chance that he could still be used at the major league level without even going down.

Despite the demotion, four scenarios exist in which Matsuzaka can pitch in the majors very soon:

1) Mejia, who has a forearm bruise after being struck with a line drive Friday, is unable to make the Game 4 start and needs to be placed on the disabled list.

2) Jon Niese, who is slated to return from the disabled list April 6 to face the Cincinnati Reds, is unable to make that start.

3) The Mets navigate the Mejia and Niese injuries OK and Matsuzaka replaces Mejia after one turn through the rotation. (Officially, Alderson says the intention is to keep Mejia in the rotation beyond one start.)

4) A rainout on Opening Day means Dillon Gee’s start is pushed to Tuesday and he cannot come back as planned on Saturday, requiring Matsuzaka to step in since Niese is not eligible to return from the DL until the following day.

Matsuzaka had five scoreless innings, striking out eight and walking none, against the Jays on Saturday. Matsuzaka ended exhibition play with a 3.04 ERA in 23 2/3 innings.

Mejia had a  2.70 ERA in 13.1 innings of work this spring...

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets delay rotation decision by paying Matsuzaka $100K

Mets News:

According to multiple sources, The Mets have agreed to pay $100,000 to Daisuke Matsuzaka to preserve the right to have him open the season either in the minors or on the major-league roster.

The payment defers for another turn a decision on whether Matsuzaka or Jenrry Mejia will emerge as the final rotation member.

Mejia is due to pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday in Montreal, with Matsuzaka pitching at Olympic Stadium the following day.  Essentially, the Canadian Competition for the Mets 5th spot.

The $100,000 payment was an opportunity to delay a rotation decision and also to make sure Jon Niese will be fit for his start on April 6th.

If Jonathon Niese is unable to return from the disabled list for Game 6 of the season, the Mets would need both Mejia and Matsuzaka as starters.

But once Mejia is optioned to minor-league camp, he essentially cannot return the first 10 days of the season, so he could not step up and take that Niese start.

Matsuzaka, based on his status, was required to be informed by noon Tuesday if he had made the big-league roster. Otherwise, the Mets had to give him $100,000 for the right to send him to the minors, or cut him loose.

Mets News: Mets GM Alderson says no relief role for Jenrry Mejia

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY, Sandy Alderson has stated that Jenrry Mejia will not be used in the bullpen at this point, even if he loses the 5th spot in the rotation to Daisuke Matsuzaka...

Alderson said he will make the decision known later today who will win the spot. The reason why?

The Mets have to tell Matsuzaka by noon Tuesday whether he has made the Opening Day roster. Otherwise, they must pay him $100,000 for the right to send him to the minors, or cut him loose.

I said it all along, Jenrry Mejia will be insurance to Jon Niese in case any sudden setback to his April 6th start..

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Mets Revise Friday's Pitching Rotation with Thursday's Rainout

Mets News:

The Mets got rained out Thursday in Kissimmee and pitching coach Dan Warthen has pushed three pitchers back for Friday game.

Originally the Mets were supposed to have John Lannan, Rafael Montero, and Steven Matz pitch Thursday against the Astros, but now they will all pitch Friday against the Cardinals along with Daisuke Matsuzaka.

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mets News: Mets sign Dice-K to minor league deal

Mets News:

The New York Mets have added Daisuke Matsuzaka to their fifth-starter competition.

Matsuzaka has agreed to a minor league deal with the club that includes an invite to spring training.

He will compete with left-hander John Lannan and right-hander Jenrry Mejia for a rotation role. Prospects Jacob deGrom and Rafael Montero officially will be in that competition as well, but they appear targeted for Triple-A Las Vegas.

Lannan agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets last weekend.

Matsuzaka, 33, went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven late-season starts with the Mets in 2013 after opting out with the Cleveland Indians, for whom he had been pitching in Triple-A.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets interested in starting pitchers on one year deals

Reunion in Queens?

Mets Rumors:

The Mets have been reported to have interest in starting pitchers Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Bruce Chen, John Lannan, Paul Maholm, Johan Santana, and Daisuke Matsuzaka..

The Mets have made there rounds to all of their agents to get a feel for what they are looking for. One rumor said the Mets were aggressively pursuing Arroyo with the Reds and Twins. Johan Santana has been mentioned to have eight teams interested with the Orioles and Mets to be the top suitors so far.

Sandy Alderson said this week that he is looking to add a starting pitcher, but he’s reluctant to give a multi-year deal.

Chen, Lannan, Santana and Maholm are expected to receive one-year offers this winter. However, while Colon was once being offered one year and around $7 million, he may end up with two years and close to $20 million.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Mets Rumors: Alderson says Johan Santana and Dice-K could be options for Mets

Mets Rumors:

Mets have interest in Johan Santana and Daisuke Matsuzaka

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets Looking to bring back Dice-K

Mets Rumors:

According to the Japan Times, the New York Mets said Monday they are talking with Daisuke Matsuzaka about bringing him back for next season.

The 33-year-old free agent joined the Mets in August, going 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts.

“He did a nice job for us at the end of last season, so I would expect we’ll talk to him at some point,” Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said to

Assistant GM John Ricco told Kyodo News that while no formal offer has been made, Matsuzaka has been receptive to returning to Citi Field for another season.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Mets News: Mets send down Greg Burke to clear spot for Dice-K

Mets News:

Reliever Greg Burke has been demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for Daisuke Matsuzaka.

On his first major league pitch since July 19, Burke surrendered a three-run homer to Chris Johnson on Wednesday as the Mets lost to the Atlanta Braves, 4-1, in 10 innings Wednesday.

Burke should return to the Mets in September, after Las Vegas' season ends.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Mets News: Mets sign starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka

Mets News:

Daisuke Matsuzaka has agreed to a deal with the New York Mets, reports’s Jon Heyman. Dice-K is expected to immediately join the club’s major league roster.

Matsuzaka had spent the season with the Cleveland Indians’ Triple A affiliate. He tried to catch on with the team during Spring Training but failed to make the rotation to start the year. He stayed with the organization, though, and has found his form recently. In his last 10 starts with the Columbus Clippers, Matsuzaka went 4-4 with a 3.56 ERA and 54 strikeouts.

The Indians released Matsuzaka on Tuesday at his request so he could try breaking in with another major league team.

Matsuzaka was a star with Japan’s Seibu Lions and made a splash when he decided to move to the Major Leagues. The Red Sox paid $51.1 million for the right to negotiate with Matsuzaka in November 2006 and signed the pitcher to a six-year, $52 million deal.

Dice-K had his best season in Boston in 2008, when he went 18-3 with a 2.90 ERA. But elbow injuries took their toll on Matsuzaka, who is only 6-feet tall and 185 pounds. He had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and struggled with he returned last season.

The Mets had ideas of signing Matsuzaka in the off-season, but nothing came of it...

Monday, February 04, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets Bullpen Done?, Bourn, Matsuzaka

New York GM Sandy Alderson said the Mets will probably be done adding to their bullpen, assuming the deal with Lyon goes through, Anthony DiComo of reports (Twitter).

The club had interest in a number of relievers as recently as last week, some mentioned were Jose Valverde and Francisco Rodriguez.. But Lyon probably came cheaper...

Alderson sounds serious about pursuing free agent center fielder Michael Bourn, DiComo reports.

However, the GM said the Mets could end up going to Spring Training with their current roster. The Mets have sincere interest in Bourn, but don't intend to forfeit the 11th overall pick in the 2013 draft to complete a deal with the Scott Boras client.

One Mets official indicated to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe that the team has no interest in Daisuke Matsuzaka (Twitter link).

Mets Rumors: Mets "kicking around" the idea of inviting Daisuke Matsuzaka to camp

The Mets and Astros are among clubs "kicking around" the idea of inviting Daisuke Matsuzaka to spring training, Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported Sunday.

Matsuzaka, 32, made just 11 starts for Boston due to recovery from 2011 Tommy John surgery. He was awful in his attempt to reestablish his value -- he allowed an 8.28 ERA and served up 11 home runs (2.2 per nine innings), rendering a decent 2.1 K/BB moot.

Matsuzaka averaged just under 91 mph on his fastball in 2012, about a full tick under his pre-Tommy John career average. If a team does pick him up, it will likely be on a minor-league deal with a spring training battle necessary to earn a roster spot.

As such, Cafardo notes Matsuzaka may opt to return to Japan if he doesn't believe he can make a major-league roster in 2013.

Daisuke Matsuzaka Stats:
2007 26 BOS 15 12 4.40 32 204.2 191 100 100 25 80 201
2008 27 BOS 18 3 2.90 29 167.2 128 58 54 12 94 154
2009 28 BOS 4 6 5.76 12 59.1 81 38 38 10 30 54
2010 29 BOS 9 6 4.69 25 153.2 137 84 80 13 74 133
2011 30 BOS 3 3 5.30 8 37.1 32 24 22 4 23 26
2012 31 BOS 1 7 8.28 11 45.2 58 43 42 11 20 41
6 Yrs 50 37 4.52 117 668.1 627 347 336 75 321 609
162 Game Avg. 15 11 4.52 34 195 183 101 98 22 94 178
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 2/4/2013.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

The Beltran Chronicles - A Trade Story

This is a recap for all the Mets Fans who don't know whats going on with the potential Beltran deal. Courtesy of  MLBTR.

On Tuesday at the Winter Meetings, the idea of the Red Sox acquiring Carlos Beltran surfaced.

For the remainder of the day, we heard a few rumblings.

Then "A Source" involved in the discussions told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that nothing was close with Boston and Beltran (Twitter link). Sherman was told yesterday that the Red Sox see Beltran as a fallback.

Then we got an update form's Jon Heyman, who spoke to one NL executive who estimated the Mets would have to eat about half of Beltran's salary in order to move him (Twitter link).

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