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Daisuke Matsuzaka

Dan Warthen (Photo by Michael Heiman/Getty Images)

Mets’ Niese Scolds Reporters After Warthen Apologizes For Slur

General manager Sandy Alderson also apologized for Warthen’s “insensitive remarks” — the slur was once commonly used to disparage Chinese immigrants — on behalf of the franchise.

03/13/2014

Mets third baseman David Wright (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Mets’ Wright Goes Hitless In Spring Debut, Says He’s Just Getting ‘In The Flow’

David Wright said making his spring training debut wasn’t exactly like getting back on a bike, but the New York Mets captain was happy to be back on the field.

03/07/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Collins: Dice-K, Lannan Are ‘Leading Guys’ For 5th Spot In Mets’ Rotation

Bartolo Colon, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler are sure things. As for the fifth and final spot? That is coming down to a competition in camp.

03/03/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka of the New York Mets throws the ball against the St Louis Cardinals during a spring training game at Roger Dean Stadium on March 2, 2014 in Jupiter, Fla. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Impresses Collins During Mets’ Loss To Cardinals

Matt Holliday doubled in both at-bats and drove in two runs Sunday for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 7-1 win over the New York Mets.

03/03/2014

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Mets GM Sandy Alderson On Yanks: ‘We Each Signed Japanese Pitchers This Week’

“We each signed Japanese pitchers this week,” Alderson said. “They’re paying $155 million and we’re paying our guy month to month.”

01/26/2014

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mets Re-Sign Daisuke Matsuzaka To Minor-League Deal

Matsuzaka was 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA for the Mets last year after going 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts for Cleveland’s Triple-A team at Columbus.

01/24/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Paying Attention Yankees? Japanese Star Tanaka Wants A Shot In The Bigs

Pitcher Masahiro Tanaka wants to move to Major League Baseball next season but his Japanese team doesn’t want to let him go.

12/17/2013

LaTroy Hawkins (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Kallet: Who Stays And Who Goes? Breaking Down The Mets’ Free Agents

The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.

11/04/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka and catcher Juan Centeno (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Mets’ Matsuzaka Makes Pitch To Stay In MLB

Daisuke Matsuzaka’s career has fizzled since his much-ballyhooed move from Japan to the Red Sox in 2007. But he hopes his seven-game stint with the Mets will drum up some interest in free agency.

09/26/2013

The Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches in the first inning against the Reds in Cincinnati on Sept. 25, 2013. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Dazzles Into The 8th, Mets Defeat Playoff-Bound Reds 1-0

Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos in the New York Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.

09/26/2013

Mets captain David Wright launches a two-run home run in the first inning against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sept. 20, 2013.  (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Wright Returns With A Bang As Mets Dump Phillies

David Wright homered in his return to the Mets lineup, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York’s 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Friday night.

09/20/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Puts In A Solid Effort, Young’s Go-Ahead Double Lifts Mets

Eric Young’s two-out double in the ninth inning gave the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over Cleveland on Sunday.

09/08/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Mets’ Collins Plans To Stick With Matsuzaka Despite 10.95 ERA

Daisuke Matsuzaka realizes his poor results in three starts with the Mets could jeopardize his spot in the rotation. Even so, it appears the right-hander will be given at least one more chance.

09/03/2013

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Braves Pound Matsuzaka And The Mets On Labor Day

Daisuke Matsuzaka and the Mets got pounded by the Braves on Labor Day.

09/02/2013

The Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka pitches in the second inning against the Phillies at Citi Field on Aug. 28, 2013. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Matsuzaka Throws 110 Pitches In Less Than 5 Innings, Mets Lose

Cole Hamels pitched seven strong innings and handed himself some much-needed run support, sending the Philadelphia Phillies to a 6-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

08/29/2013

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