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Hisanori Takahashi Reportedly Headed To Mets

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Thus tweeteth David Lennon.

Source confirmed that Hisanori Takahashi is indeed headed to #Mets, as first reported by NY Times' Dave Waldstein.

The left-handed Takahashi will be 35 in April and has been a full-time starter with the Yomiuri Giants since 2000, excepting the 2006 season when he came out of the bullpen. Here are his NPB stats, courtesy JapaneseBallplayers.com.

Year Team W L SV ERA G IP SO
2000 Yomiuri Giants 9 6 0 3.18 24 135.2 102
2001 Yomiuri Giants 9 9 0 3.94 30 134.2 99
2002 Yomiuri Giants 10 4 0 3.09 24 163.1 145
2003 Yomiuri Giants 4 4 0 3.84 13 86.2 78
2004 Yomiuri Giants 5 10 0 5.44 16 91.0 61
2005 Yomiuri Giants 8 12 0 4.47 27 163.0 135
2006 Yomiuri Giants 2 6 15 4.94 35 62.0 51
2007 Yomiuri Giants 14 4 0 2.75 28 186.2 141
2008 Yomiuri Giants 8 5 0 4.13 23 122.0 94
2009 Yomiuri Giants 10 6 0 2.94 25 144.0 126

12:12pm: NKOTB David Waldstein at the NY Times believes that it is a minor-league deal that would be worth $1 million if Takahashi makes the big-league roster. Tak could earn another $500k in performance bonuses.