The Mets have answered the Yankees mega-signing of Masahiro Tanaka by re-signing Daisuke Matsuzaka to a minor league deal. Such is the life of a Mets fan.
The Mets brought in Dice-K in late August of last season. He was miserable in his first three starts, losing all three and compiling an ERA of 10.95. For some reason the Mets stuck with him and he rebounded, winning three of his last four starts (with one no decision) and lowering his ERA to 4.42.
Just like the John Lannan signing, this is a no-risk move for the Mets. Either Daisuke Matsuzaka makes the team or he is sent to the minors or just sent away. The two veterans will likely compete with Jenrry Mejia for the fifth spot in the rotation.
The 33-year-old Matsuzaka will reportedly earn $1.5 million if he makes the team.