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Facing midnight deadline Hisanori Takahashi wants three-year deal from Mets

Nov 5, 2010, 12:46 PM EDT

Hisanori Takahashi throwing

MLB extended the Mets’ deadline to re-sign Hisanori Takahashi until midnight today, but it sounds like the two sides aren’t particularly close to agreeing on a new contract.

Jon Heyman of SI.com reports that Takahashi is asking for a three-year deal worth around $5 million per season and Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com confirmed those demands. Meanwhile, according to David Waldstein the New York Times the Mets have offered only a one-year contract.

Takahashi had a very nice rookie season for the Mets, going 10-6 with a 3.61 ERA and 114/43 K/BB ratio in 122 innings split between the rotation and bullpen, but at age 35 it’s easy to see why new general manager Sandy Alderson and company are hesitant to hand him a three-year contract.

  1. Chris Fiorentino - Nov 5, 2010 at 12:49 PM

    Isn’t this literally, the 8th Takahashi post in the last month? When did he become Dennis Eckersley? Geeze. Who cares? Let us know when he signs already.

  2. BC - Nov 5, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Oh well. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out, dude….

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