The Market for Takahashi
by Patrick Newman (Jan 20, 2010)
For the second year in a row, we have a lefthander named Takahashi
looking for an MLB job. We could have had two, but Ken decided early in
the offseason to return to Hiroshima. So here's the latest on Hisanori:
- Offer the weekend, multiple sources reported that Takahashi revealed
that he had a major league contract offer, but didn't say which team it
was from. This report from Sports Hochi says that the Angels
had been interested, but I think they may be overthinking
Takahashi's Hideki Matsui connection.
- Sponichi just published a report saying that there's a growing
possibility that the Orioles
will make Takahashi an official offer in the next few days.
Baltimore has another former teammate, Koji Uehara,
- And David Waldstein of the New York Times says that the Mets
reached out to Takahashi's agent.
I posted a profile
of Takahashi a couple of months ago. In a nutshell, he has a good
screwball but don't expect him to be a huge innings eater.