View Full Version : Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

11-13-2010, 10:27 PM
Saw some reports that we picked this guy off waivers from the Mets on the 10th.
I haven't seen one thing posted in Sundeck or ORG.

Seems to have good numbers, is a lefty, and was released since he wanted a long-term deal and his contract called for his release if one wasn't agreed upon.

Anyone have the skinny on him? Is this deal contingent upon us signing him?



11-13-2010, 10:28 PM
I havent heard anything, but I like the idea of it.


11-14-2010, 02:19 PM
CBSSportsline said they did and that he is theirs till he Rejects them, so hope he doesn't reject US.

11-15-2010, 05:16 AM
Yahoo Sports has him listed as being part of The Cincinnati Reds. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8688

11-15-2010, 08:46 AM
Is he a starter for the Reds? Is he a replacement for King Arthur? What do we need with a 35 year-old lefty with one year MLB experience? Please help. :confused:

11-15-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm not clear on how all this works. Does his contract give him the right to reject a waiver claim? That would be pretty unusual.

Mr Larkin
11-15-2010, 12:04 PM
Great season last year. I would love to see him on the staff next year. Wow!

11-15-2010, 12:39 PM
This would seem to indicate that the Reds had a small window to negotiate a contract and it didn't happen.

Takahashi a free agent after Reds made claim
By Bailey Stephens / MLB.com | 11/15/10 10:46 AM EST
Comments (2)
printe-mailPitcher Hisanori Takahashi was claimed off unconditional waivers by the Reds last week after being released by the Mets earlier this month.

The claim gave the Reds a window to negotiate with the pitcher, but Takahashi himself had five days to refuse the claim and become a free agent. The Japanese pitcher chose that route on Friday, ESPNNewYork.com reported. Takahashi, who went 10-6 with a 3.61 ERA last season for the Mets in 2010, didn't reach a contract extension in the time frame stipulated by his contract, and subsequently was given his release on Nov. 5.

11-15-2010, 01:25 PM
Sounds like he's just determined to try the free agent market. Can't say that I blame him.

11-15-2010, 09:45 PM
Thanks for the follow-ups gents!



11-15-2010, 11:13 PM
A team can never have enough left handers.