The Mets paid Daisuke Matsuzaka $100K Tuesday, preserving the right to send him to the minors, and buying the team time to decide if Matsuzaka or Jenrry Mejia opens the year as the team's fifth starter.

The Mets' seem intrigued with the thought of Dice- K in their rotation. No one else seems thrilled with the idea. Hard to think that at this point that he has more to offer than Mejia. ANALYST: Ray Flowers Mobile App