New Mets Kodai Senga Pitcher Has Perfect One-Word Answer When Asked What American Food He Enjoys Most

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In an effort to win the franchise’s first World Series title since 1986, New York Mets owner Steve Cohen has spared no expense in the pursuit of that goal.

This offseason, the Mets added tons of free agent signings to bolster their roster, one of which was Japanese pitcher Kodai Senga, who has only played in Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball league thus far.

Given that this is the 30-year-old’s first time living in the United States, he’s obviously experiencing tons of American culture for the first time, including our food. Which of our culinary artworks is Senga’s favorite, though? Pizza, of course.

Given that Senga is now living in the Pizza Capital of the World — no disrespect to Naples and Chicago, of course — it should come as no surprise that pizza was his immediate answer.

Back in December, Senga and the Mets agreed to a five-year, $75 million contract that will make him the team’s third or fourth starter behind the future Hall of Fame duo of Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander.

Senga was part of a New York Mets spending spree that saw the Queens-based franchise commit nearly $500 million to free agent signings this offseason to players such as Senga, Verlander, José Quintana, Brandon Nimmo, Edwin Díaz, David Robertson, and Omar Narváez. They also almost signed shortstop Carlos Correa to a $200M-plus deal, however, that fell through because of his medical.

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