Can Daisuke Matsuzaka cut it in the bullpen?

As the New York Mets came back to Queens to start their 10-game homestand last night, the team brought up Daisuke Matsuzaka on Friday while reassigning John Lannan. With the Mets having five healthy starters (save for Jenrry Mejia’s blister issues and Bartolo Colon’s back problems), the only chance where Matsuzaka can make his mark with the club is in the bullpen. It’s not...
Via Mets360.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dice-K Returns To Majors With Metropolitans

(David Becker/Las Vegas Review-Journal)With the recent success of Japanese starting pitchers like Yu Darvish, Masahiro Tanaka and Hisashi Iwakuma, it's interesting to note the return of another to the bigs. Daisuke Matsuzaka has been recalled from AAA Las Vegas by the New York Metropolitans. Does this tell us more about Dice-K (2.25 ERA at AAA) or the woeful state of the Mets...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Call-ups: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Nick Franklin

The New York Mets have officially recalled right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka from Triple-A Las Vegas, while outrighting left-hander John Lannon to Triple-A.With Bartolo Colon suffering a back injury and Jenrry Mejia tolerating a blister on his right middle-finger, although he should be ready to take the mound in his next outing, Daisuke Matsuzaka definatly adds depth to their starting...
Via The MLB Nation
2 days ago  |  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...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Matsuzaka, Farnsworth to begin in Triple-A

Following their final preseason tune-up against the Toronto Blue Jays, the New York Mets chose not to bring two veteran pitchers to Queens. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Kyle Farnsworth, both signed to minor league contracts in the offseason, were demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It is likely that both will remain with the team as Farnsworth recently was released and resigned with a new minor...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Daisuke Matsuzaka Demoted To Mets’ Triple-A Affiliate

The New York Mets reassigned veteran right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced Saturday. The Mets made the announcement after Dice-K capped off a solid spring, throwing five scoreless innings and striking out eight on Saturday afternoon against the Toronto Blue Jays. Matsuzaka spent the majority of the spring fighting for the fifth spot in...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s all give Daisuke Matsuzaka a shot

While many of us Mets fans were clamoring for Jenrry Mejia to be the Mets fifth starter, it just doesn’t seem it’s going to happen. For whatever reason the Mets have, they are going to ether send Mejia to the bullpen (although Sandy Alderson is refuting that notion) or the minors where he can get regular work. Not to mention, he has a nagging bunion at the moment. So, now the...
Via Mets360.com
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka Expected To Make The Team

A day after frustrating their fan's by sending Wilmer Flores packing to the minors, the New York Mets are set for a repeat performance on Tuesday when its believed they will tap Daisuke Matsuzaka as the fifth starter in the rotation. Matsuzaka has spent the spring in a pseudo-competition with Jenrry Mejia, however the writing has been on the wall for most of the spring that...
Via Effing Mets
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets use unfortunate way to describe Daisuke Matsuzaka's outing

Daisuke Matsuzaka is apparently doing very well with his new team this spring. On Monday, he struck out the side in the first frame of a Grapefruit League game.Afterward, the New York Mets were clearly excited about their pitcher's performance. So they took to Twitter to attempt a clever way of describing the right-hander's inning of work.As you can see, that didn't work...
Via Bush League Chronicle
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka Somehow On Verge Of Making Rotation

Morning Briefing: Can Dice-K lock up 5th? http://t.co/Okmv94stTH #NYM #Mets— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 24, 2014Despite an extremely strong Spring Training from Jenrry Mejia, it seems as though the Mets are leaning towards using Daisuke Matsuzaka as their fifth starter for at least the beginning of the regular season.From the link to Adam Rubin's ESPNNY blog:There are...
Via Effing Mets
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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