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For years, the name Pedro Feliciano was a fixture in an otherwise hectic Mets bullpen. His ability to get lefties out was always a plus, and reliability upon him was key. Then following the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson let the then-longest tenured Met on the roster go across town to the rivaled New York Yankees.
A pair of seasons later, Feliciano never so much as threw a pitched for the Bombers, who paid $8 million for a two-year DL trip. Now Feliciano is a free-agent again, this time supposedly healthy and intending to pitch in Winter Ball last time we heard from him agent.
With the Mets in need of a bullpen overhaul, Feliciano would be an inexpensive high-risk, high-reward type of reward player; the kind of player GM Sandy Alderson goes wild for. He could be a trusted arm in a pen that is full of anything but. He could help fill a gaping hole that has not even begun to be addressed this winter.
Who’s for the return of the Perpetual Pedro to Flushing? I sure am. Thoughts?
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English: Hal Steinbrenner (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Just last week at the MLB owners’ meetings in Arizona inherited New York Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner gave fans hope when he told the Wall Street Journal
and New York Post, “Is our goal 189 next year? Yes, but only if I’m convinced that the team I see we put together is a championship-caliber team.”
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According to sportscaster Jim Bowden of ESPN XM, free agent outfielder Scott Hairston is expected to make a decision this week.
This is becoming one of the most prolonged announcements of the offseason as we heard the same news about two weeks ago, but whatever.
If Hairston does re-sign with the Mets, their outfield which was going to be significantly upgraded...
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The concept of serial numbering cards gained mainstream hobby acceptance in the early ’90s, thanks in large part to the Donruss Elite inserts discussed here.
As the decade progressed in a haze of flannel and Seinfeld, the legion of extant card companies kept lowering the limbo stick.
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Matt Harvey spoke with Peter Botte of the Daily News and told him that he believes the Mets have the pitching to play into October this season even with the loss of R.A. Dickey.
“I feel like we absolutely can do something this year,” Harvey said. “That’s why we all play the game. R.A. will be difficult to replace, obviously. But as players, we’re not looking at this as...
Normally, I might say David Wright when it comes down to who might be the most indispensable Met this season. Wright is, after all, the center of the Mets’ offensive universe and when he’s hitting it elevates the entire team.
However, I’m a pitching guy first and when I posed the question to myself this morning Jon Niese popped up as the answer.
With the trade of R.A. Dickey...
The Mets on Monday announced they have invited catcher Juan Centeno, infielder Josh Satin, outfielder Matt den Dekker and right-handed pitchers Rafael Montero and Cory Mazzoni to Major League Spring Training.
Montero, 22, notched an 11-5 record with a 2.36 ERA in his 20 starts for Class A Savannah of the South Atlantic League and Class A St. Lucie of the Florida State League. The...
It looked for a while like Rafael Soriano would regret opting out of his contract with the Yankees. That’s no longer the case, as the Nationals have reportedly decided to toss a lucrative deal his way.
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The World Baseball Classic will begin on March 2 and some of Major League Baseball’s biggest stars have confirmed their participation in the event
David Wright was among the first two players to confirm that he would be playing for Team USA. The other being the Twins’ Joe Mauer.
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The New York Yankees avoided an arbitration hearing with pitcher Phil Hughes, when Hughes agreed to a one-year, $7.15 million contract, the New York Daily News reported. Hughes, 26, was 16-13 last season with a 4.32 earned average in 32 games, all starts. His best season was 2010, when he went 18-8. He made $2.7 million in 2011 and $3.2 million in 2012.
Juan Carlos Gamboa – .270/.390/.444/.834 (28 Games) 11 Runs, 5 RBI, 3 2Bs and 1 HR: J.C. Gamboa will be 22 in 2013 and he hasn’t played above the SSA (though he’s played in the AAA Mexican League a few times. He’s a smaller player who has good defense at 2B but he lacks the speed or power to be an impact in the big-leagues. It’s a good bet that he’ll progress through...
With only a month before pitchers and catchers report to training camp, the Yankees are looking to make at least one more move before the roster is set for Opening Day. On this episode of the podcast I discuss this, as well as injuries, the Hall Of Fame voting and the recent changes to the MLB drug policy. Click the player below to listen:Leave your comments below or send me an email...
Teams around the league are interested in Justin Upton, but Arizona's asking price seems too high for most. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
In the past week the New York Mets have been linked to several right handed outfield bats, most notably Justin Upton, Mike Morse, and Scott Hairston. While each would fill a huge need for New York, there are significant obstacles to obtaining...
Nationals agree to two-year, $28 million contract with Rafael Soriano?
Nationals agree to two-year, $28 million contract with Rafael Soriano.
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World Series or bust! (cc: Davey Johnson)
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Sandy Alderson watched former San Francisco Giants closer Brian Wilson in a private workout Saturday, according to USA Today’s Bob Nightengale.
However, Mike Puma of the New York Post confirmed the Mets are not likely to pursue the one-time closer, “Alderson said he’s not sure the Mets will extend Wilson an offer.”
Wilson is returning from Tommy John surgery and will...