Earlier this week, Newsday’s Ken Davidoff said the Yankees were showing interest in free-agent LHP Pedro Feliciano, as are the Phillies, according to MLB.com.
However, “Dialogue with the Mets has been minimal so far because of the involvement with the managerial search and other turnover-related business,” Adam Rubin said yesterday on ESPN New York, while again mentioning interest from the Yankees and Phillies.
Like I said the other, Feliciano would likely end up earning around $4 million in arbitration, assuming the Mets offer it to him. He’s rumored to be seeking at least a two-year deal. He’s been letting more runners on base, he’s pitched a ton of innings over the last few seasons, he’s walking more and striking out less, and he showed he’s not very effective against right-handed batters last season, at least to the extent that he should be used as anything more than a situational lefty. I’m thankful for what he’s done for the Mets over the last few years, but I would not sign a 35-year-old situational lefty, with a lot of mileage on his arm, to a two-year, $8 million deal… especially if the team is working with a limited budget this off season.