Showing posts with label Hisanori Takahashi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hisanori Takahashi. Show all posts

Friday, December 24, 2010

New York Mets Bullpen Uncertainty: Sean Green Out, Mets Eyeing Joe Beimel


After the New York Mets non-tendered Sean Green earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before a team gobbled him up for the potential ‘relief’ he could offer.

The time has come, and that team is the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking to reload this offseason to have a productive 2011.

This is fine and dandy to us Mets fans because honestly, Sean Green wasn’t all he was hyped up to be. After acquiring Green in the trade that also sent underperforming reliever J.J. Putz to the Mets, Green only appeared in 11 games in 2010, managing eight walks in 9.1 innings of work.

That’s not to say he was a total wash as a Met, striking out 54 batters in 69.2 innings in 2009, but with his strained rib muscles moving north to Milwaukee for $875,000 this year, it’s easy to agree that the Mets made an easy addition by subtraction transaction.

With an already unstable bullpen heading into the 2011 season, the Mets should have used every reliable resource available, but Green was far from reliable, and once again the Mets are on the lookout for bullpen arms.

One name said to top GM Sandy Alderson’s list of relievers is lefty Joe Beimel.

Friday, November 05, 2010

Mets and Takahashi are parting ways?


The NY Times is reporting that Hisanori Takahashi’s time with the Mets is over after one successful season, and he will seek another team in free agency beginning Saturday.

The Mets and Takahashi’s agent, Arn Tellem, were expected to announce later Friday that they could not come to an agreement on his contract, and the Mets will be obligated by the terms of his contract to release him.

Takahashi was asking for a multi-year contract with a value of between $4 and $6 million annually, and the Mets were willing to give him only one year. The team’s initial offer was for $1.5 million, with incentives that could allow him to earn close to $3 million.

The sides had until midnight Saturday morning to complete a deal. Without one, Takahashi becomes a free agent and, by rule, cannot re-sign with the Mets until May 15, ensuring that he will sign with another team.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Mets offer 1 year deal to Takahashi


The Mets have to significantly increase their initial offer to the left-hander Hisanori Takahashi, he is almost certain to leave the team.

Takahashi wants a two- or three-year deal, but the Mets’ original incentive-laden offer was for only one guaranteed year.


But that offer was made before Sandy Alderson was named general manager, so he may have other thoughts on the issue.

The Mets have until Nov. 5 to come to an agreement, or Takahashi cannot re-sign with them under a major league contract until May 15, essentially ensuring he will sign elsewhere. Takahashi’s contract had a clause written into it that mandated the Mets had to release him either 10 days after the Mets’ season ended or Oct. 31, whichever came later.

On Thursday, the sides were granted an extension because Takahashi hired a new agent and Alderson had just come on board. Once the deadline passes, Takahashi can field offers from any of the other 29 teams.

According to the major leagues’ Rule 8 (i) (2), any player who is released by a team after midnight Aug. 31 cannot sign a major league contract with the same team until May 15 of the following year. He can sign a minor league contract, but Takahashi would almost certainly not do that. Even if he did, he still could not be called up to the major leagues until May 15.

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