Pedro Feliciano Considering Accepting Arbitration

Melvin Roman, the agent for lefty reliever Pedro Feliciano, says his client is "seriously considering" accepting the Mets' offer of arbitration according to Newsday's Ken Davidoff (Twitter link). Players have until Tuesday to either accept or decline arbitration.

Feliciano, 34, is a Type-B free agent. He earned $2.9MM in 2010 and would likely see his salary climb north of $3.5MM through the arbitration process. The Yankees are one team known to have interest in Feliciano, but as a highly durable left-handed reliever with a good track record, the suitors are likely lining up behind-the-scenes.

I broke down Feliciano's free agent stock just two days ago.


23 Responses to Pedro Feliciano Considering Accepting Arbitration Leave a Reply

  1. cweradio 5 years ago

    Let him accept it and hopefully Collins realizes how much millage this specialist has been put through and give him a rest .. put em out there against lefties .. The Metropolitans need a lot of pitching staff work this offseason, this would be a small step in that direction

    • dc21892 5 years ago

      They have plenty to look forward to. Riccardi will do a good job of finding talent in the draft. What’s even better, he’s not the one writing the checks like he did in Toronto :P. All that said, I’m sure the Mets will be alright in a few years. They have a young core they would like to keep in place, now they just have to find some pitching. Draft, free agency, doesn’t matter. They just need to put some money toward pitching once they get some money back. Once Beltrans contract is over they have a boatload free right there.

    • oleosmirf 5 years ago

      this is what agents do when they want to sucker teams into bidding wars. Feliciano will not be coming back to the Mets…

  2. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Well I for one would be glad to have you back Pedro! We need you…(at the right price of course)…
    :)

  3. MetsEventually 5 years ago

    Yes

  4. He must want to be a Met, because he could easily net a multi-year contract somewhere else.

  5. This is not good for the Mets. That draft pick is more valuable than a 35 year old LOOGY.

    • dc21892 5 years ago

      If he was used right in NY the past couple years he would have posted ridiculous numbers.

      • The point is $4 mil for a situational lefty is ridiculous.

        • dc21892 5 years ago

          Maybe they should have though twice before offering arbitration to him? 😛

        • adropofvenom 5 years ago

          Worst case scenario is what, that the Mets have an attractive trade chip if they’re sellers come next July? Works for me.

          • alxn 5 years ago

            worst case scenario is his arm falls off due to being old and overworked

          • adropofvenom 5 years ago

            meh, any player has the potential to get hurt. I’m not going to get into the predicting injuries game, especially when it comes to someone with a rather clean injury history like Feliciano.

            Point is, barring the unforeseen, he should have trade value. It’s not exactly Type B compensation in return, but it’s better then nothing. Plus, we can control his destiny that way, which is always a plus.

            And if you’re that convinced he’s gonna get hurt, the Mets don’t have to wait to the trade deadline to move him. They could always pull a Rafael Soriano.

          • alxn 5 years ago

            I’m not saying that he is going to get hurt. I’m just saying that there is always some type of risk in these decisions, and his age and history of being overworked are at least cause for concern.

    • AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs 5 years ago

      Nothing is ever good for the Mets. Even when good things do happen, they end up bad.

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      True but it doesn’t look like the Mets have much of a choice. Rules be rules.

  6. Joshua Ryan 5 years ago

    Blargh. If Pedro wants to stay in NY, why not just ask for a 3 year, $17 million contract from the Yankees??? They’d probably give it to him

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    One of the best Lefty specialists

  8. myname_989 5 years ago

    Damn! Ruben Amaro would be more than happy to give you a multi-year deal Pedro!

  9. he dominates leftys. just the fact his numbers against howard and utley are ridiculous he owns them. atleast i know what im getting from him. im all aboard one more year of feliciano! just hoope they realize leftys only for the most part

  10. NewMets23 5 years ago

    Good. If used correctly he should become a Type A free agent next offseason and will be much more valuable to the Mets then.

    • adropofvenom 5 years ago

      If he accepts arbitration as a 34 year old to make ~3.5-4 million, why wouldn’t he accept as a 35 year old to make ~4-5 million? Given his age and potential Type A compensation, he’d be even less likely to get a multi-year deal a year from now.

      What he would have though, is trade value.

  11. Ricky 5 years ago

    If he stays we keep pitching, if he goes we will use that pick on pitching b/c Mets must

    Rule 5 Draft Pitching
    Internation sign pitching
    Draft Pitching in the amatuer dradt
    Sign FA Pitching
    Trade for pitching

    In other words, IMMERSED ourselves in PITCHING PICTHING PITCHING … duhhh

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