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Ray Searage Shouldn’t Have to Do Much for Neftali Feliz

Every time the Pirates acquire a new pitcher, the analysis is basically the same. It’s either super lazy, or super insightful, and I’m not really sure which. Here’s how it goes: while the given pitcher might have had his struggles lately, the stuff is there, and Ray Searage ought to be able to work his magic. Every time. Some fans of some baseball teams wouldn’t even be able...
Via Fangraphs
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

The Tigers agree to terms with reliever Neftali Feliz

Neftali Feliz is officially a Detroit Tiger. After reports surfaced last night, notably from MLB Network’s Pedro Martinez that Feliz would sign with the Tigers, the deal was announced Saturday as the former Texas Rangers closer will be set to join the team today in Minnesota. The Tigers today have agreed to terms with RHP Neftali Feliz and he will join the club today in Minnesota...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Tigers ‘in the mix’ on former All-Star and rookie of the year Neftali Feliz

Reliever Neftali Feliz, a former All-Star and Rookie of the Year with the Rangers, may soon find a new home. According to Chris Cotillo, citing MLB Network’s Pedro Martinez, Feliz who elected free agency after being DFA’d back on July 3rd will be signing a new Major League deal soon which could come via the Detroit Tigers. On @MLBNetwork last night, @45PedroMartinez reported...
Via The Majors Detroit
July 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cutting ties with Feliz means saying goodbye to an era for Rangers fans

The Rangers said goodbye to reliever Neftali Feliz when they designated him for assignment on Saturday. They actually said goodbye to the old Neftali Feliz long before granting him his independence on the Fourth of July. The Feliz who recorded 72 saves in his first two seasons hasn't been seen for years. That Feliz disappeared after Tommy John surgery, which followed an attempt to...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers designate Neftali Feliz for assignment

After Friday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Angels, the Texas Rangers designated Neftali Feliz for assignment. Feliz pitched two shutout innings in the 8-2 loss, and he is the odd man out so the Rangers can call up Matt Harrison. Harrison is scheduled to start Tuesday against the ArizonaDiamondbacks, but has to be called up by Saturday because that is the last day of his 30-day...
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Texas Rangers are desperate for bullpen help

The offense is heating up and starting pitching has been good, but there is one area the Rangers remain helpless. The Rangers bullpen is among the Major League’s worst. They rank 25th in bullpen ERA at 4.63 and 27th in BAA (Batting Average Against) at .265. Texas has relied on an all right-handed bullpen for much of the year making it difficult to properly matchup with opposing...
May 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Feliz returns to old role to save Rangers' win over Oakland

ARLINGTON, Texas -- A new starter and a not-so-new closer combined to lead the Rangers to a 4-1 win over the team with the best record in the majors Friday. Jerome Williams, released by the Astros earlier this month, held the potent Oakland Athletics to one run over six innings in his Rangers debut. Williams' effectiveness set the stage for Neftali Feliz to get his first save since...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers bring up Feliz from Triple-A

Right-hander Neftali Feliz, who went to spring training with plans to regain his job as the Texas Rangers closer, has finally earned his way onto the team's roster. The Rangers recalled Feliz from Triple-A Round Rock and sent right-hander Ben Rowen back to Triple A to make room for Feliz. Feliz battled through arm issues and inconsistency with the Express this season. He was 1-1...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Neftali Feliz will start the year in AAA

“We optioned Neftali with the goal of working with him to get back to where we all know he can be,” Rangers general manager Jon Daniels said in a statement.  “He’s healthy and his work ethic has been solid, but he needs some work and the best place to get him that is in Round Rock right now.  I expect he’ll be back as soon as he’s ready to help us.”   -Rangers GM...
Via The Outside Corner
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Have the Rangers closed the book on Neftali Feliz?

It never made sense. This thought that Neftali Feliz would return to his fireballing form and seize the closer's role seemed like a farce. On Saturday, the Rangers finally accepted reality and admitted that Feliz is not prepared to play a meaningful role on this roster. Was this devastating news to Feliz? Well, that's impossible to know because the 25-year-old pitcher rarely provides...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

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