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    Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    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?

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    I havent heard anything, but I like the idea of it.


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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    CBSSportsline said they did and that he is theirs till he Rejects them, so hope he doesn't reject US.

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    Yahoo Sports has him listed as being part of The Cincinnati Reds. http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/8688

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    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.
    What if this is as good as it gets?

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    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.
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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    Great season last year. I would love to see him on the staff next year. Wow!

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    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
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    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.
    Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    Sounds like he's just determined to try the free agent market. Can't say that I blame him.
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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    Thanks for the follow-ups gents!

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    I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008

    Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009

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    Re: Waiver claim on Hisanori Takahashi?!?!

    A team can never have enough left handers.


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