Dice-K wants to be a San Diego Padre

Greg Fiume

What would make a big splash for the Padres? How about Daisuke Matsuzaka?

How nice is it when a proper star expresses interest in coming to San Diego? It was the feeling I got when Boomer Wells came here and it's a bit of the feeling I get in learning that Daisuke Matsuzaka has the Padres on his short list.

Daisuke Matsuzaka, whose once promising U.S. career was sidetracked by elbow reconstruction surgery in 2011, has told members of the Japanese media that he likes the idea of possibly restarting in San Diego. It seems he liked the city and the ballpark when he pitched at Petco Park in the first World Baseball Classic.

Sure. He's probably pulling a Petco and looking for a great place to get back on the right track to help him in the latter half of his career and Petco is just that kind of place, but if he really isn't looking for a huge contract right now, then I like imagining what our rotation might look like...

  1. Clayton Richard
  2. Dice-K
  3. Edinson Volquez
  4. Dan Haren
  5. Andrew Cashner

I don't know the details. I'm still recovering from turkey.


Daisuke Matsuzaka

#18 / Boston Red Sox

6-0

185

Sep 13, 1980



In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Join Gaslamp Ball

You must be a member of Gaslamp Ball to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Gaslamp Ball. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker