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  1. #1
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    Angels are close to a multiyear deal with Takahashi

    The Angels are close to a multiyear deal with lefty Hisanori Takahashi, reports David Waldstein of the New York Times. He's headed to California today to take a physical.

    Takahashi, 36 in April, posted a 3.61 ERA, 8.4 K/9, 3.2 BB/9, 1.0 HR/9, and 38.4% groundball rate in 122 innings this year for the Mets.* Takahashi was especially strong as a reliever in his MLB debut season, posting a*2.04 ERA, 9.4 K/9, and 3.5 BB/9 in 57 1/3 innings out of the pen.* He even picked up eight saves in as many tries. Takahashi is tough on lefties and should take on a late-inning role for the Halos.

    The Mets had until October 31st to re-sign Takahashi per the terms of his contract, which was later extended until November 5th. The Mets were unwilling to offer multiple years.

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    He'd be a great fit for the Phillies, but if he's getting 3/18 from the Angels like he wanted, they can have him.

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    I would be shocked if he gets that much, 2 years 8 million tops.

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    As the wind blows west
    Taka finds himself elsewhere
    New York to L.A.

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    damn. he is a versatile asset. the mets will miss him.

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    If he gets the 3 years I would be shocked.

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    He got 2 years.

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    good luck

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    Angels sign left-hander Hisanori Takahashi

    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuckus View Post
    He'd be a great fit for the Phillies, but if he's getting 3/18 from the Angels like he wanted, they can have him.
    The Angels on Thursday signed Japanese pitcher Hisanori Takahashi to a two-year contract believed to be worth about $5.5 million, giving the bullpen the veteran left-hander it has sorely lacked since Darren Oliver signed with the Texas Rangers last season.
    http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-...,3992769.story

    WOW what a steal for the Angels. Great job Tony


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    $5.5 million total? ****.

    He must have really wanted to go to the West Coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRuckus View Post
    $5.5 million total? ****.

    He must have really wanted to go to the West Coast.
    Well, no.

    Once the Mets didn't acede to his demands of 3 years, 18 mill or something like that, he went on the open market with all teams able to bid on him except the Mets, based on the terms of his very unique contract.

    All of Metdom knew he would sign for something close to what the Mets would have re-signed him for but never had the opportunity.
    "Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."

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    Takahashi was very smart in demanding an out if he did not get an mlb deal. I am just sruprised he did not go to the M's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hustla23 View Post
    As the wind blows west
    Taka finds himself elsewhere
    New York to L.A.
    I will miss Taka's haikus.
    Props to MetsLegacy

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    Takahashi not quite the bargain we thought

    Early reports had the Angels getting quite a bargain in their signing of free-agent left-hander Hisanori Takahashi Thursday with the deal first pegged at two years for between $5 million and $6 million.

    Now that the paperwork has been officially filed, the Associated Press is reporting the deal is for $8 million over two years ($3.8 million in 2011, $4.2 million in 2012).

    At that rate, Takahashi essentially gets the front half of the four-year deal the Angels gave Scot Shields before the 2007 season (he made $3.4 million in 2007, $4.25 million in 2008).

    Bullpen help doesn’t come cheap.
    http://angels.ocregister.com/2010/12...thought/68778/


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