Dbacks Turning Japanese With Takashi Saito


The Arizona Diamondbacks found another piece to the bullpen on Monday by signing veteran reliever Takashi Saito who played last season with the Milwaukee Brewers.  He was 4-2 with a 2.03 ERA last season.  He spent his first three MLB seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers, so the Dbacks should be very familiar with him.

The biggest concern of mine with Saito is his age.  Saito is going to turn 42 this upcoming season.  He still throws hard and clearly can still bring it as his stats will show.  However, at age 42, how much longer can he play?

I’m willing to give the Dbacks the benefit of the doubt on this one though since they are bringing in another veteran to the pen.  They added Craig Breslow in the big trade with the Oakland A’s last week.  General manager Kevin Towers is filling the spots he promised he would at the start of the off-season.  They still may not yet be done.

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  • fergusonsarah

    Maybe they would start looking for the alternative that they can replace Saito in the future.

  • fergusonsarah

    Maybe they would start looking for the alternative that they can replace Saito in the future.

  • AZScott

    Well, they wouldn’t be getting Saito now with the thought of getting rid of him. I’m sure it will come down to that in a year or two though

  • AZScott

    Well, they wouldn’t be getting Saito now with the thought of getting rid of him. I’m sure it will come down to that in a year or two though

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    Takashi Saito is just that veteran, bullpen stopgap that the D’Backs brought in for a short-term improvement or piece to the pen. I don’t really see any harm in this deal.

  • http://calltothepen.com/ SorianoJoe

    Takashi Saito is just that veteran, bullpen stopgap that the D’Backs brought in for a short-term improvement or piece to the pen. I don’t really see any harm in this deal.