Adam Rubin of the Daily News explains why Pedro Feliciano believes he should get a multi-year deal from the Mets.
Feliciano is eligible for arbitration next season, after which he can be a free agent.
…feliciano probably should get it… i mean, he’d cost such a deal if the Mets were trying to sign someone just like him, and, so, there you have it…
Feliciano is on pace to break the team’s single-season record for appearances by a pitcher, and he’s just eight appearances behind Braves reliever Peter Moylan for this season’s major-league lead.
…in short, the Mets should probably give him a three-year deal, i.e., money to avoid arbitration this off season, plus a two-year extension, so to speak…
Left-handed hitters are batting .232 against him this season.
He has allowed just 21 percent of inherited runners to score; he did not allow a run in Citi Field until early August; and he has retired the first batter to face him in 75 percent of his appearances.
During his seven-year career, Ryan Howard, Rual Ibanez, Jimmy Rollins, Chase Utley and Shane Victorino are batting a combined .191 against Feliciano.