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The Mets are signing Daisuke Matsuzaka

Aug 22, 2013, 12:31 PM EDT

The Mets play a lot of fast games thanks to good pitching. Now they’re going to try to do the opposite of that:

 

Sorry, I kid Dice-K because I’m a kidder. He’s actually been quite useful in Triple-A this year and it makes sense that the Mets would want him to eat some innings down the stretch so as to give Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler some rest.

He started 19 games with a 3.92 ERA and 95/39 K/BB ratio in 103 innings for the Columbus Clippers. That could play in the waning days of the Mets season.

  1. agelardi - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM

    Is this guy a bust considering all the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ the Sox spent to get him?

    • TheMorningStar - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:28 PM

      Maybe he can be classified as a ‘semi-bust’?

      Remember, he helped Boston win the 2007 World Series, won 15 games that year.

      And he went 18-3, 2.90 ERA in 2008.

      Injuries derailed his career after that.

      Now if you want the definition of a $$$$$$$$ bust : Kei Igawa.

  2. butchhuskey - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:44 PM

    Mets fans watched Steve Trachsel pitch for 6 years so we’re fully prepared for Dice-K’s deliberate nature.

    • neoshweaty - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM

      God, I had forgotten about his slow ass. Now with Daisuke, we have someone who could eat up 5 innings at a time and tax our bullpen!

      • Glenn - Aug 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM

        But think about how long those five innings will be! I am so grateful not to have to watch him fidget for an hour between pitches in a Red Sox uniform ever again,

  3. dondada10 - Aug 22, 2013 at 12:51 PM

    I had suggested we sign Livan Hernandez to make a few spot starts. We signed the Asian version.

  4. shaggylocks - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    “The Mets are signing Daisuke Matsuzaka?” How about: “The Mets are going to roll the Dice-K.” C’mon, you’re a professional sports writer; should bad punny headlines come naturally?

  5. aceshigh11 - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM

    Bwahahahahahahaha.

  6. giantssb42champs - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Probably not seen as a total sox bust – he did help them to one title. But a long term bust for sure.

  7. rje49 - Aug 22, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Isn’t it funny when there’s a team that apparently thinks they can straighten out a player when others couldn’t? What magic powers do the Mets have?

    • jwbiii - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:51 PM

      I don’t think that the Mets are under any illusion that they can “straighten out” Matsuzaka. With Mejia out for the season and Harvey and Wheeler possibly approaching innings limits, they just need somebody who can pitch.

  8. sdelmonte - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:07 PM

    METsuzaka?

  9. TheMorningStar - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:26 PM

    Maybe he can be classified as a ‘semi-bust’?

    Remember, he helped Boston win the 2007 World Series, won 15 games that year.

    And he went 18-3, 2.90 ERA in 2008.

    Injuries derailed his career after that.

    Now if you want the definition of a $$$$$$$$ bust : Kei Igawa.

    • cackalackyank - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:36 PM

      Agreed… Igawa maybe the biggest bust ever. It must be nice to be Brian Cashman. Screw up like that and you still have a job afterwards. Just another example of how AL east mind games have cost millions of dollars.

  10. myenta9345 - Aug 22, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    oy vey;how about AL JACKSON he really was good!!!!!

  11. cackalackyank - Aug 22, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    You know you’re in trouble when….

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