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Pedro Feliciano

Update, 5:00 pm:

Buster Olney of ESPN.com believes Gary Sheffield and Pedro Feliciano were claimed on waivers, but pulled back by the Mets.

In other words, now, neither player can be traded this season.

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Joe Demayo of NY Baseball Digest believes the Mets and Yankees have interest in Pirates LHP John Grabow.

In a post to Twitter, Heyman also lists Nationals LHP Joe Beimel and Jays LHP Scott Downs as potential candidates.

Original Post, 12:30 pm:

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Gordon Edes of Yahoo! Sports believes the Dodgers would have interest in LHP Pedro Feliciano if the Mets become sellers at the July 31 Trade Deadline.

this jives with what i said yesterday, in that, feliciano is the only veteran player worth anything on the roster, who is healthy and able to be traded, and who will return a minimal amount of talent, such as some mid-level prospect you and i have never heard of…

In 51 appearances this season for the Mets, Feliciano is 2–3 with 2.95 ERA in 36 innings, during which left-handed hitters are batting .186 against him.

Feliciano is again eligible for arbitration next season, after which he can become a free agent.

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Pedro Feliciano has appeared in 39 of the Mets' 66 games so far this season.

He is on pace to make 96 relief appearances, ten more than his career high which he set in 2008.

Feliciano has pitched without rest seventeen times, on one day's rest eleven times, and on two day's rest seven times.

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Left-handed batters entered last night’s game hitting .125 against Pedro Feliciano, who had allowed just one run in his last 21 appearances.

Last night, however, in a tie game, during the seventh inning, Feliciano gave up a single to the left-handed hitting Nick Markakis and a two-run home run to the left-handed hitting Aubrey Huff, which were the deciding runs in the game.

i had a bad feeling the minute markakis got his hit, because feliciano has been so good this season retiring the first batter he faced

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Last night, Jerry Manuel pulled Johan Santana, who had thrown 108 pitches through one out in the seventh inning, with a runner standing on first, one out and the game tied at one.

Bobby Parnell relieved Santana to get one out, allowing the runner from first to advance to second.

?i probably would have left santana in, but that?s because i think he?s the best pitcher in the game, and i trust him, and i would be incapable of telling him to leave? that said, when manuel yanked him, i worried, but i trust the bullpen, and parnell had been great all season, and Pedro Feliciano was warming up to face a left-handed hitter, so the inning was on target to go according to plan?

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On Sunday, David Wright was kneed in the head while sliding into second base during the World Baseball Classic.

Wright remained in the game, but told reporters later he felt dizzy while insisting he was fine.

Meanwhile, Team USA will play Puerto Rico in an elimination game today, meaning either Wright and J. J. Putz or Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Alex Cora, Pedro Feliciano and Nelson Figueroa will return to St. Lucie by the end of the week.

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The Mets beat the Orioles, 9-3, in their Grapefruit League season opener today in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. For a box score, go to MLB.com.

Pedro Feliciano was credited with the win for 1.1 innings of scoreless relief after Sean Green left the game in the first with a fingernail problem.

Former Yankee farmhand Matt DeSalvo pitched two shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out one. Brian Stokes,? Darren O'Day and Elmer Dessens also held the Orioles scoreless in their appearances.

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According to a report on MLB.com, the Mets have signed John Maine to a one-year, $2.6 million contract, avoiding arbitration.

Pedro Feliciano is the lone remaining Met facing arbitration.

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Friday night, the Mets traded Scott Schoeneweis to the D’Backs for RHP Conor Robertson.

This means, Pedro Feliciano is the only left-handed relief pitcher on the team’s 40–man roster.

LHP Joe Beimel is reportedly seeking a two– or three-year deal, worth roughly $4 million per season, and, from what I can gather, the Mets are not interested – nor should they be at that prince.  I mean, he’s good, but he’s not that good.

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On Nov. 18, I wrote, ?From what I can gather, the Mets are likely to make a trade for a relief pitcher, who has experience as a closer,? in addition to signing either Francisco Rodriguez, Brian Fuentes or Kerry Wood.?

In the post, I later suggested the Mets could be working to acquire Huston Street, in a deal involving Aaron Heilman.

Today, on his blog for the New York Post, Joel Sherman reports the Mets made such an offer in the days after Street was acquired by the Rockies, who?then asked for Pedro Feliciano in addition to Heilman, which the Mets ultimately turned down.

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“Pedro Feliciano, Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoeneweis are available for the taking,” writes Ken Davidoff in Newsday.

According to Davidoff, the Mets will also ‘investigate’ free-agent set-up men LHP Joe Beimel, RHP Juan Cruz and RHP Chad Cordero.

The Rockies, Cardinals, Cubs and D’Backs have interest in Heilman, wrote Adam Rubin in the Daily News on Tuesday.

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For those keeping score, John Maine, Ryan Church, Angel Pagan, Aaron Heilman, Duaner Sanchez and Pedro Feliciano are all eligible for salary arbitration this off-season.

According to Rotoworld.com, Church, Pagan and Maine are under contract through 2011, while Heilamn, Sanchez and Feliciano are under contract through 2010.

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In his lead for the Associated Press, Tom Saladino says it best, writing, “Another late lead and another bullpen meltdown for the New York Mets.”

In yesterday’s loss, Mike Pelfrey handed off a two-run lead to his team’s bullpen, but Brian Stokes let up one run in the seventh, after which Scott Schoeneweis, Joe Smith, Pedro Feliciano and Aaron Heilman combined to let up four runs in the eighth inning.

Schoeneweis, speaking to reporters after the game, said:

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Johan Santana will pitch Game 1 today against Mike Hampton.

Pedro Martinez, who had been scheduled to pitch Game 2, has been pushed back to Monday, and, instead, Jon Niese will start tonight.

In other words, expect the following rotation over the next week:

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In the five games prior to yesterday, the bullpen had not allowed a run in its last 11 innings pitched.

However, yesterday, Aaron Heilman let up two singles in relief of Oliver Perez, with a runner on base, to bring the game even in the seventh, then Pedro Feliciano let up two home runs in the 10th to give the Astros a victory.

Jerry Manuel, regarding the bullpen, talking to reporters after the game, said:

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Last night, Joe Smith and Pedro Feliciano combined to pitch two scoreless innings in relief, while striking out four of the seven batters they faced, to lock down a win for the Mets and Johan Santana.

Prior to the game, Jerry Manuel told reporters that he might turn to Eddie Kunz in a save situation, but instead he stuck with Feliciano in the ninth inning – while Kunz continued to warm up in the bullpen.

Manuel, on why he stuck with Feliciano instead of using Kunz, while speaking to reporters after last night’s win:

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Yesterday, Joe Smith, Pedro Feliciano, Duaner Sanchez, Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoeneweis combined to let up six runs in three innings, blowing a four-run lead handed to them by Pedro Martinez.

Martinez, regarding the bullpen, while speaking to reporters following yesterday’s loss:

“With me, it's OK.  Everybody out there was trying to reel in and win.  They never quit, and you have to give them credit.”

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The Mets were up 7 to 5 in the eighth inning last night against the Cardinals, when Jerry Manuel chose to bring in Pedro Feliciano after Aaron Heilman hit the inning’s lead-off hitter.

Feliciano then let up a pinch-hit home run to Chris Duncan, which tied up the game.

In the ninth, Manuel replaced Feliciano with Carlos Muniz, who, after getting Albert Pujols and Rick Ankiel to pop out, let up a game-winning, two-out, walk-off home run to Troy Glaus.

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As was first reported by Adam Rubin yesterday at his blog for the Daily News, Pedro Feliciano did not arrive to yesterday’s game until the seventh inning - as he was excused for personal reasons by the team.

…from what i can gather, though, the deal was that he could travel back to Puerto Rico, but had to be back with the team, on time, for Tuesday’s game…however, feliciano’s flight was delayed, he was late, and now faces possible disciplinary action from the team…

…and it hurt, too, because he was needed late in the game…in fact, i joked about issuing a Missing Person’s Report for him…turns out, that may have helped…

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According to Adam Rubin’s blog for the Daily News, Pedro Feliciano did not arrive to today’s game until the seventh inning as he was excused for personal reasons by the team.

Rubin also writes about Luis Castillo’s knee and Willie Randolph’s thoughts on Oliver Perez.

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LHP Pedro Feliciano avoided arbitration by signing a one-year, $1.025 million contract with the Mets.

...i've been sitting on this information for a few hours, but since the New York Post photoshopped Johan Santana's head onto Feliciano's body for their backpage the other day, i figure we owe him one...?added to by Matthew Cerrone?

?i love that, during all the hustle, bustle and chaos surrounding the Johan Santana negotiations, the greenbergs and the Mets found time to finalize a deal for feliciano?now, that?s multitasking?

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Lawrence from NJ asks…

“When is Aaron Heilman a free agent?  How about Endy Chavez, Ryan Church and the team’s other young players.”

Heilman, Chavez, Church, Pedro Feliciano, Oliver Perez and Jorge Sosa are all eligible for salary arbitration this off-season. 

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On June 28 of this past season, Pedro Feliciano had a 2.92 ERA while opponents had been hitting just .154 against him.

…if you recall, he was being considered as the team’s MVP, with Billy Wagner referring to him as their best relief pitcher

The next day, according to an excellent report by Peter Botte in the Daily News, Feliciano’s daughter, Josnelly, was born.  However, in August, Josnelly was diagnosed with congenital heart disease, explains Botte.  She underwent open-heart surgery in late October, and is now happy and healthy with the Feliciano’s in Puerto Rico.

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Since Tom Glavine is no longer on the Mets, Jose Reyes is now the longest tenured player on the Mets, followed by Aaron Heilman, both of whom made their debut in early 2003.

…thanks to DJ Short for pointing this out to me

Pedro Feliciano made his major-league debut with the Mets in 2002, meaning he debuted before Reyes.  However, Feliciano spent all of 2005 playing for the Softbank Hawks of the Japanese Pacific League, before re-signing with the Mets.

On June 10, 2003, Reyes made his major-league debut with the Mets, during an inter-league game in Texas, batting ninth in a lineup that included Roger Cedeno, Timo Perez, Roberto Alomar, Cliff Floyd, Jeromy Burnitz, Ty Wigginton, Jason Phillips and Vance Wilson with Steve Trachsel on the mound.

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If a player has not negotiated a contract and is in the fourth, fifth or sixth season of his career, he will either be offered a one-year salary by his team, or, depending on his salary demands, he will be offered salary arbitration, or he’ll be non-tendered, meaning he immediately becomes a free agent.

MLB teams have until December 12 to make these decisions regarding these specific type of players. 

For the Mets, they must decide on the futures of Endy Chavez, Pedro Feliciano, Aaron Heilman, Oliver Perez, Duaner Sanchez and Jorge Sosa.

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Last night, in the sixth inning, Willie Randolph chose Jorge Sosa to pitch with a runner on third and first and none out.  Sosa struck out a batter looking on three pitches, followed by an inning-ending double play.

He retired three of four batters in the following inning, as well, after which Aaron Heilman pitched a perfect eighth inning.

Randolph, talking to reporters after the game, regarding Sosa and Heilman, and the bullpen…

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