Thursday, April 14, 2011
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman criticized the Mets for “abusing” Feliciano by using him 408 times in the past five seasons, including league-leading appearance totals in each of the past three years.
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Davis didn’t take the bait when the message was relayed to him Tuesday. The first baseman said he wasn’t insulted.
"His job is to come in and strike me out," Davis said before the Mets faced the Phillies. "But I'm going to make him not strike me out … Feliciano is a pretty funny guy, so what are you gonna do?"
He said Feliciano wouldn’t be the first to mow him down.
"I did strike out how many times last year?" said Davis of his 138 Ks a year ago. "It's not that tough of a feat."
Yankees GM Brian Cashman started the controversy by saying the Mets "abused" Feliciano by pitching him as much as they did.
Source: Dan Martin/NYP
Monday, January 10, 2011
Friday, December 24, 2010
After the New York Mets non-tendered Sean Green earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before a team gobbled him up for the potential ‘relief’ he could offer.
The time has come, and that team is the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking to reload this offseason to have a productive 2011.
This is fine and dandy to us Mets fans because honestly, Sean Green wasn’t all he was hyped up to be. After acquiring Green in the trade that also sent underperforming reliever J.J. Putz to the Mets, Green only appeared in 11 games in 2010, managing eight walks in 9.1 innings of work.
That’s not to say he was a total wash as a Met, striking out 54 batters in 69.2 innings in 2009, but with his strained rib muscles moving north to Milwaukee for $875,000 this year, it’s easy to agree that the Mets made an easy addition by subtraction transaction.
With an already unstable bullpen heading into the 2011 season, the Mets should have used every reliable resource available, but Green was far from reliable, and once again the Mets are on the lookout for bullpen arms.
One name said to top GM Sandy Alderson’s list of relievers is lefty Joe Beimel.
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Terry Collins suggested Wednesday that GM Sandy Alderson definitely would land a left-handed relief replacement for Feliciano this offseason.
"He's going to get us some left-handed relieving," Collins said. "There's no doubt in my mind."
Notable left-handed relievers available are Joe Beimel, Randy Flores, Ron Mahay, Will Ohman, Hideki Okajima.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
"We're looking into it pretty heavy," Collins said on WFAN on Wednesday morning.
The manager added that the Mets already are reviewing Young's medical information, a prerequisite to a signing becoming official.
Collins on Hitting Coach, Mookie Wilson:
Collins said the Mets will interview three to four hitting coaches at the winter meetings next week.
According to Collins, There is a "good shot" of Mookie Wilson being first base coach. Wilson returned to the organization this past season as minor league outfield and baserunning coordinator after four years away from baseball.
He actually served as Mets first base coach from 1997-2002.
The manager estimated a June return for Johan Santana. Santana underwent Sept. 14 surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. Sandy Alderson already had been on the record noting Santana would not be ready for the start of the season.
He reiterated that Josh Thole has earned the chance to be the everyday catcher.
While it's hard to envision the Mets outbidding other teams at this point given the payroll constraints, Collins said the Mets "still have a chance to sign" Pedro Feliciano, who declined the Mets' arbitration offer Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Murphy sustained a mild hamstring strain of the left leg while playing for Aguilas in the Dominican Winter League. There was no loss of motion or strength in the leg. He will rehab his hamstring and return to baseball activities as tolerated.
Martinez felt pain in his right knee while running to first base in a game with Escogido in the Dominican Winter League. An MRI showed mild arthritis in the knee, unchanged from his previous MRI. There was no new injury. He will wear a brace and continue to work on strengthening his knee before resuming baseball activities.
Evans has been recovering this offseason from a posterior labral tear of his left non-throwing shoulder sustained September 29 during a game against the Milwaukee Brewers. He has been swinging a bat back pain-free. A MRI revealed no change and he will progress with baseball activities as tolerated.
Pedro Feliciano has declined the Mets' arbitration offer and will continue to pursue free agency. Read the full news story here
The Mets today announced the re-signing of LHP Mike O’Connor to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training.
The 30-year-old O’Conner was 5-2 with six saves and a 2.67 ERA while striking out 70 in 70 innings for Triple-A Buffalo last season.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Feliciano who is a Type-B free agent made $2.9 million last season and could see his salary jump anywhere north of $3.3.million.
Feliciano by the numbers:
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Back in August, both Feliciano and the Mets expressed a mutual interest in each other.
The Mets were concerned about his workload as he set club records for most appearances in each of the last three seasons. Though he made a number of appearances, Feliciano has been one of the Mets most reliable relievers over the years.
Feliciano will also be 36 at the conclusion of next season so many teams may be skeptical of giving him a multi-year deal.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Pedro Feliciano makes the cut under cheap relievers.