The Mets made a bold move in their offseason shakeup of the team after a disastrous 2009 season by releasing Ken Takahashi. The 40 year old Japanese lefty had just completed his rookie season. He pitched 27.1 innings allowing 23 hits, while striking out 23 and allowing 14 walks. His ERA was 2.96. Clearly this is a move in the right direction as the Mets could not tolerate a pitcher who struck out more batters than he walked. I mean, opposing batters only hit .235 against him. How could the Mets allow such a performance to besmirch what the organization is all about: bad fundamentals and high priced free agents.