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DAISUKE MATSUZAKA RUMORS

Dice-K headed back to Japan? Offer expected for 34-year-old righty

Right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to get back to starting, and he might have that opportunity in his native country. The Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks reportedly will offer the former New York Mets and Boston Red Sox pitcher a four-year contract worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) annually. Matsuzaka made his wishes clear after he had just nine starts for the New...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Daisuke Matsuzaka To Get Lucrative Offer From Japanese Team

Daisuke Matsuzaka wants to start and he might be getting the opportunity to do so in his native country. The free agent reportedly will be offered a four-year deal worth $3.58 million (400 million yen) from the Pacific League’s Fukuoka Softbank Hawks. Matsuzaka made it clear that he wants to be a starting pitcher after making just nine starts in 2014 with the New York Mets. ...
Via NESN.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Japanese Team Offers Dice-K Four-Year Deal

Sooner of later, baseball is a closed circle. Former Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka may experience this hardball truism soon, as he has a contract offer from a Japanese team. The Pacific League Champion Fukuoa Softbank Hawks have offered Dice-K a four-year contract—said to be worth $3.58 million per year. Currently with the New York Metropolitans, Matsuzaka has a very specific...
Via FenwayNation
22 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets free agent projections: the bullpen

With the conclusion of the World Series yesterday, the MLB offseason has officially begun. As free agency begins, the New York Mets are in a somewhat odd situation in that they only have one pending free agent (not counting the retiring Bobby Abreu). That unique player is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka’s pending free agency leads me to begin my offseason analysis with the Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Dice-K edition

The New York Mets are more likely to be sellers than buyers at the 2014 trading deadline. One possible player to be traded, though uncorroborated by any official source, is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K has done all that the Mets have asked of him and more this season. Operating as both a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has been one of the most consistent performers this season...
Via isportsweb.com
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Why Daisuke Matsuzaka has been the biggest surprise

The New York Mets have found themselves with an array of pitching needs this season. Daisuke Matsuzaka has met all of them. A man who didn’t even make the team out of Spring Training has become one of the most solid performers. Need help in middle relief? Go to Dice-K. He’ll pitch the 6th and the 7th for you. Starter didn’t get out of the 4th? Matsuzaka will pitch 3 in relief...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matsuzaka, Kirk up, Lannan down, Lagares to DL

The New York Mets made a pair of transactions in the last 24 hours. The first was placing Juan Lagares on the DL and calling up Kirk Nieuenhuis to play center field. The second was made just hours ago when they sent John Lannan to the minors and called up Daisuke Matsuzaka. Kirk Nieuenhuis looks to make an impact with the Mets following Juan Lagares’s injury Lagares was injured...
Via isportsweb.com
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Mets Fix Daisuke Matsuzaka Only To Lose Him?

Even knowing that the New York Mets would not have Matt Harvey next season, there was a slight glimmer of optimism they might have enough to piece together a rotation and spend elsewhere. That glimmer is fading. MATSUZAKA: Will he walk away? Pitching coach Dan Warthen fixed Daisuke Matsuzaka’s long and cumbersome delivery, complete with a hitch. With a faster delivery, Matsuzaka...
Via New York Mets Report
October 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Does Daisuke Matsuzaka have a future with the Mets?

After a dreadful beginning with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka has pitched fabulously over his last four starts, posting a 3-0 record while recording a quality outing in each of last three starts (only missing a quality outing by one/third of an inning in the start before this stretch). Matsuzaka was simply dominant in the Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon...
Via Mets360.com
September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

It’s time to replace Daisuke Matsuzaka with Darin Gorski

When Daisuke Matsuzaka was first posted, I wanted the Mets to win the bid for him. A few years ago I proposed a trade of down-on-their luck pitchers, with the Mets sending Oliver Perez to Boston for Matsuzaka. When they finally picked him off the scrap heap, I was generally in favor of the move. But enough is enough. There’s no reason to subject either the fans or the other...
Via Mets360.com
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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