Hisanori Takahashi is hoping to get a multi-year deal. Whether that's with the Mets or with another team remains to be seen. Takahashi's agent, Peter Greenberg, is currently in talks with the New York Mets and is prepared to listen to offers from other teams if they can't come to terms by October 31st.
Kazuo Matsui started up his off-season training program on Monday. In addition to running and strengthening exercises for his trunk and shoulder muscles, Matsui also played some catch and hit off a tee (50 swings from both sides of the plate).
Akinori Iwamura recently returned to Japan after spending about 10 days in Arizona working out.
"This is the first time I worked with weights at this time of the year," said Iwamura. "[I pushed myself a little harder] because I don't feel all that tired after the season."