Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hardball Talk: Indians release Daisuke Matsuzaka

When you’re more washed up than Scott Kazmir…

Former Red Sox star pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka has been released from the Cleveland Indians, per the team’s official Twitter...

Since a brilliant 2008 in which the right-hander posted an 18-3 record with a 2.90 ERA, he has posted a 5.53 ERA. The Indians signed him to a Minor League deal on February 10. Despite posting a 2.25 ERA in ten spring innings, the Indians are choosing between Carlos Carrasco and Scott Kazmir for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.

The District Attorney Posted: March 24, 2013 at 09:42 PM | 10 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: daisuke matsuzaka, indians, transactions

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: March 24, 2013 at 11:18 PM (#4395584)
Maybe he can land a job here.
   2. RollingWave Posted: March 24, 2013 at 11:42 PM (#4395593)
Over and under on when he becomes a Yankee? 5 days?
   3. John Northey Posted: March 24, 2013 at 11:47 PM (#4395598)
If I had space on my AAA roster I'd sign him to a AAA deal but I doubt anyone would give him a ML job right now.

Funny thing is he pitched well in the ML camp - 4 games, 8 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO vs 9.6 quality (pretty much ML).

Kazmir was better - 13 IP 1 BB 13 SO 1 HR vs 9.2 quality (love that quality stat on B-R, very useful in spring to help know if a guy faced A'ers or ML'ers).

I suspect someone will offer DiceK a AAA job, but I'm sure he doesn't want to be riding buses.
   4. Tripon Posted: March 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM (#4395608)
He can go back to Japan and make billions of yen.
   5. LargeBill Posted: March 25, 2013 at 12:06 AM (#4395610)
Funny thing is he pitched well in the ML camp - 4 games, 8 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 1 HR, 1 BB, 3 SO vs 9.6 quality (pretty much ML).


Doesn't matter. Springs stats are almost meaningless! GM's/Manager/Coaches/Scouts observations in practices, games, warmups, etc, etc, etc mean more than extremely small sample size results of games against players at various stages of their career who are working on different aspects of their game as much as worrying about results.
   6. Jim Wisinski Posted: March 25, 2013 at 12:07 AM (#4395611)
It would be really great if Kazmir made the rotation and had a good comeback
   7. the Hugh Jorgan returns Posted: March 25, 2013 at 12:21 AM (#4395613)
He should convert to a reliever as we know they are extremely valuable and help you win championships!
   8. Dan Posted: March 25, 2013 at 01:39 AM (#4395624)
Rotoworld thinks that the Indians will sign him to a restructured minor league deal and send him to AAA as rotation depth.
   9. JJ1986 Posted: March 25, 2013 at 07:46 AM (#4395645)
The $100,000 roster bonus guarantee for veterans seems to be backfiring. They're all getting released. By my count Dice-K, Bill Hall, Mark Lowe, Endy, Ramon Ramirez, Freddy Garcia, Matt Diaz and Chris Snyder have been cut rather than sent down on their current contracts.
   10. Dan Posted: March 25, 2013 at 08:07 AM (#4395649)
The $100,000 roster bonus guarantee for veterans seems to be backfiring. They're all getting released. By my count Dice-K, Bill Hall, Mark Lowe, Endy, Ramon Ramirez, Freddy Garcia, Matt Diaz and Chris Snyder have been cut rather than sent down on their current contracts.


If nothing else its letting these guys decide if they want to go sign with a team where they feel they have a better shot at getting playing time, so I doubt anyone is really going to complain.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
robneyer
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogNewsweek: Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?
(16 - 3:18am, Sep 03)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogTrevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction seems inevitable
(95 - 2:56am, Sep 03)
Last: bobm

NewsblogGleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are
(21 - 2:32am, Sep 03)
Last: vortex of dissipation

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-2-2014
(82 - 2:22am, Sep 03)
Last: Spahn Insane

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread - September 2014
(14 - 2:21am, Sep 03)
Last: robinred

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1957 Ballot
(12 - 2:16am, Sep 03)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogAdam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event
(26 - 2:06am, Sep 03)
Last: Rafael Bellylard: Built like a Panda.

NewsblogThe indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
(40 - 2:05am, Sep 03)
Last: Mom makes botox doctors furious

NewsblogExpanded Rosters Exacerbate Baseball’s Biggest Issue
(34 - 1:13am, Sep 03)
Last: Bhaakon

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(324 - 12:45am, Sep 03)
Last: greenback calls it soccer

NewsblogPassan: 10 Degrees: Cole Hamels' trade value might be Phillies' lone bright spot
(7 - 12:23am, Sep 03)
Last: Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play

NewsblogPhoto of the day: Bill Murray, indy league ticket-taker
(128 - 12:21am, Sep 03)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogRule change means more players to choose from for postseason roster
(15 - 11:10pm, Sep 02)
Last: Pirate Joe

Hall of MeritMost Meritorious Player: 1958 Discussion
(2 - 11:00pm, Sep 02)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogAstros Fire Bo Porter
(62 - 10:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: ReggieThomasLives

Page rendered in 0.2241 seconds
52 querie(s) executed