Written By: Kenny Mauss

The New York Mets have signed Japanese pitcher Hisanori Takahashi. Takahashi,34, spent 10 years pitching for the Yomiuri Giants of the Japanese League. While not exactly the stud arm New York fans were hoping to accrue over the offseason, Takahashi has pitched well in Japan during his career. While Japanese baseball isn’t the Major Leagues, Takahashi could very well add depth to the bullpen for New York…

Takahashi posted a 10-6 record last season in Japan with a 2.94 ERA. The contract would be worth $1 million if he is able to make the major league roster. There is also $500,000 in performance bonuses he could obtain. Takahashi is the 11th Japanese player to sign with the Mets since 1997 which is the most in baseball. He is also the 2nd this winter. Earlier this offseason the Mets signed Ryota Igarashi. We’ll see once Spring Training comes into full swing what he has to offer. What do fellow Mets fans think about this low key signing?