Showing posts with label Pedro Feliciano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pedro Feliciano. Show all posts

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pedro Feliciano will be out for the rest of the season?

Today the Yankees announced that Pedro Feliciano has a “torn shoulder capsule” and the left-hander told Marc Carig of the Newark Star Ledger that he’s “leaning toward” undergoing season-ending surgery.

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

Ike Davis not phased by Feliciano Comments

NEW YORK - APRIL 13:  Pitcher Pedro Feliciano ...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
After Feliciano said he didn’t have anything to prove to Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen despite Warthen's comments that the reason the Mets didn’t resign the lefty was because of the wear and tear on his arm the past few years, the pitcher, now on the disabled list with the Yankees because of a sore arm, said he would strike out Davis when the teams meet next month in the Subway Series.

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
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Monday, January 10, 2011

We'll Miss You Pedro

As if it won't be bad enough to see a long time Met donning Pinstripes this upcoming season, when you begin to quantify how valuable Pedro Feliciano was to the Mets, it hurts even worse. The Philadelphia Phillies have been the dominant team in the National League East over the past five seasons (2006-2010). They have won the division the past four years, two of which they brought home National League Pennants, along with their World Series victory in 2008. In three years out of this five year span, the Phillies led the National League in runs scored, and the other two seasons they finished second. As Mets fans, we are familiar with the names Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Ryan Howard, and we cower at the thought of the destruction they can wage with a wooden stick in hand. Lets take a look at some numbers that should explain why things are about to take a turn for the worse for our beloved Metropolitans. Here's the short version of the story: Feliciano's dominance over the Phillies triumvirate of super star hitters is the only reason the Mets have remained competitive against the Phils over the past five seasons. Feliciano has gone above and beyond what even a regular "lefty specialist" should be able to accomplish against these three men. For his career, Rollins is a .272 hitter. Being the only switch-hitter of the triumvirate (both Utley and Howard are exclusively left-handed hitters), Rollins should be the least susceptible to a left handed pitcher. Against lefties in his career, Rollins has a very respectable .282 average. In the five year span we are focusing on, Rollins was 5-21 for a .238 average against Feliciano. Utley and Howard would probably kill to be able to hit that well against Feliciano. Utley who is a career .293 hitter (.283 against lefties) has gone 8-36 against Pedro which equals out to a .222 average. Howard is even worse. He is a career .279 hitter (.232 against lefties), but against Feliciano he has been abysmal, 7-36 for a .194 average. Not to mention, Howard averages about one home run every thirteen at bats, but he has had only one long ball against Feliciano in his 36 career at bats.

Friday, December 24, 2010

New York Mets Bullpen Uncertainty: Sean Green Out, Mets Eyeing Joe Beimel

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

Pedro Feliciano is going to "The Evil Empire"

A person familiar with the negotiations says left-hander Pedro Feliciano is moving across town from the New York Mets to the Yankees, reaching a preliminary agreement on an $8 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal is subject to Feliciano passing a physical.

The agreement includes a club option for 2013.

We had  the story here yesterday!


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pedro staying in NY, But with the Yanks???

According to Andrew Marchand of, the Yankees are making progress toward landing the free-agent left-hander. Feliciano had set Mets franchise records for relief appearances each of the past three seasons, with 86, 88 and then 92.

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

Collins on: Chris Young, Next Hitting coach, The Mook and More....

According to ESPN NY, Terry Collins confirmed ESPN's report that the Mets are far along in signing free agent right-hander Chris Young.

"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.

Collins on  Johan, Thole, Pedro Feliciano....

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

Mets Notes: Feliciano, Murphy, F-Mart, Evans, O'Conner

The New York Mets today announced the results from yesterday’s medical examinations of Daniel Murphy, Fernando Martinez and Nick Evans. All three were seen by Mets Team Physician Dr. Struan Coleman at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.

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

Pedro Feliciano is considering accepting arbitration

Recently, we have heard teams such as the Yankees and the Phillies both express an interest in left-handed reliever Pedro FelicianoNewsday’s Ken Davidoff recently spoke with Feliciano’s agent, Melvin Roman who stated his client is “seriously considering” accepting the Mets offer of arbitration.

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:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
2002 NYM 6 0 0 0 6.0 9 5 5 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 -- 1.677.50
2003 NYM 23 0 0 0 48.1 52 21 18 5 21 43 0 0 0 0 -- 1.513.35
2004 NYM 22 0 0 0 18.1 14 12 11 2 12 14 1 1 0 2 -- 1.425.40
2006 NYM 64 0 0 0 60.1 56 15 14 4 20 54 7 2 0 10 3 1.262.09
2007 NYM 78 0 0 0 64.0 47 26 22 3 31 61 2 2 2 18 1 1.223.09
2008 NYM 86 0 0 0 53.1 57 24 24 7 26 50 3 4 2 21 2 1.564.05
2009 NYM 88 0 0 0 59.1 51 25 20 7 18 59 6 4 0 24 2 1.163.03
2010 NYM 92 0 0 0 62.2 66 24 23 1 30 56 3 6 0 23 1 1.533.30
Total -- 459 0 0 0 372.1 352 152 137 29 159 341 22 19 4 98 -- 1.373.31

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

Video: Free Agent Bargains

Fox Sports' Jim Bowden gives us a look at  some cheap free agent bargains..

Pedro Feliciano makes the cut under cheap relievers.


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