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...
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. Need...
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 in...
April 16, 2014  |  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...
March 30, 2014  |  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 final...
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

No Truth To Mets Signing Dice-K Rumor

An earlier report that said that the Mets may re-sign RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor-league deal, has been shot down by at least two team officials who denied it, and possibly a third that told Adam Rubin that any report of a deal is “not true at all.” Andy Martino says it’s still a possibility that the Mets do re-sign Dice-K at some point, but seriously, I could insert about a...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 14, 2014  |  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...
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...
September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Addition of Daisuke Matsuzaka affirms the fragility of pitching

Pitchers are great to have when they’re healthy. However, nothing is worse than a depleted rotation due to injuries. The Mets are learning just how fragile a pitching rotation can be as both Jenrry Mejia and Jeremy Hefner went down with season-ending arm injuries. In Hefner’s case, he will likely be out of action for all of 2014 because of Tommy John surgery. This is certainly...
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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