Friday, January 24, 2014

NY Metropolitans Lock Up A Japanese Starter

Not to be outdone by their cross-town competitors, the New York Metropolitans signed a Japanese pitcher just days after The Pinstriped Posers signed Masahiro Tanaka. Unfortunately for Mets fans, the pitcher is former Red Sox hurler Daisuke Matsuzaka—who was inked to a minor-league deal. You may recall that Boston signed Dice-K with a total outlay of $103.11 million. He did have two good years with the Red Sox—helping them win the 2007 World Series Championship. In his last four starts of 2013 for the Mets, Matsuzaka was 3-0 with a 1.37 ERA. He now joins a staff with another ex-Red Sox pitcher—Bartolo Colon.