Takahashi, who has spent time as a starter, long man, middle reliever, setup man and closer this season, can become a free agent after this season.
Suffice it to say, his value is rising.
"He's been tremendous," Mets manager Jerry Manuel said. "He's a guy that, coming out of the 'pen, he doesn't flinch. He just pitches. He's been very, very impressive."