New York Notes: Feliciano, Reyes, Harris

Links for Monday night, as Jorge Posada hits his third home run in two days…

  • Pedro Feliciano told Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork that he was upset to hear that Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested he was overworked last year (Yankees GM Brian Cashman says he was "abused."). Feliciano maintains that he likes to pitch a lot and predicts he'll strike out Ike Davis when the Yankees face the Mets this year. Feliciano says he didn't sign with the Mets because they weren't willing to offer a multiyear deal.
  • As MLB.com's Anthony DiComo explains, the decade-long partnership between Jose Reyes and David Wright of the Mets may come to an end in 2011.
  • Willie Harris, who is off to a hot start with the Mets, drew interest from a half-dozen other teams this offseason, according to DiComo.


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36 Comments on "New York Notes: Feliciano, Reyes, Harris"


Giorgi Almonte
4 years 4 months ago

why Davis Mr. Feliciando?

4 years 4 months ago

Probably because he’s the lefty in the middle of the Met’s lineup. Whole thing is stupid anyway.

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 4 months ago

yeah i tough the same thing, but yes it’s stupid hehe

4 years 4 months ago

This whole thing is humorous. Whatever. Thanks for the #44 pick in the deep draft, Cashman/Pedro.

andrewyf
4 years 4 months ago

I’m sure the league is frightened by the possibility that the Mets could draft another Eddie Kunz.

If they can even afford to pay an overslot bonus to any of the draftees this year.

adropofvenom
4 years 4 months ago

It’s actually pretty common knowledge that this Front Office plans to overslot in the draft. Various quotes on the subject.

“I think in recent years it’s become clear that some clubs are gonna go over slot and what that allows you to do occasionally is to take a player who is otherwise unsignable and take that player in a later round and it can give you a competitive advantage. So, I’m not saying that we intend to go over-slot in every case, but I think we have gotten to the point where not only big market clubs are going over slot but small market clubs are going over-slot. They see it as a competitive advantage. I don’t think we can be left behind in that regard. I think we’ve got to be open minded about it and a we intend to be.” – Sandy Alderson

“I do believe we’ll be over-slot, maybe more than occasionally. I think that a big-market club such as the Mets can only dominate through a successful player-development system. Nobody can sign 25 players for 150 million dollars over six or seven years. We need to take advantage of our resources in all areas of player acquisition, including amateur scouting.” – Sandy Alderson

andrewyf
4 years 4 months ago

“Occasionally”
“later round”
“not…over-slot in every case”
“open-minded about it”

Oh yeah, they’re gonna blow everyone out of the water alright! Even Sandy knows the shitstorm the Mets are in financially. They’re completely screwed.

The GM doesn’t set the budget. Sandy can hope all he wants, but if the crooks that currently own the Mets are losing that billion dollar lawsuit, they may change their tune prettay quickly.

metsman
4 years 4 months ago

“desperate”
“grasping at straws”
“lame retort”
“typical Met hater”

4 years 4 months ago

it’s not like is cost the yankees a pick to sign him, it just came to them because he was a type B. if the yankees didnt sign him someone else would have.

andrewyf
4 years 4 months ago

You’re missing the point, the Mets are geniuses for mismanaging their assets and then letting them go just to get slot-price nobodies in the draft!

Come on, let the Mets fans have something.

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

Pedro Feliciano…was upset to hear that Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested he was overworked last year…

Reality check on “Aisle Pedro”: try listening to what they’re saying about you in your own house before worrying about what some guy said about you next door.

scluse
4 years 4 months ago

After yesterday’s game Brian Cashman & Yankees brass were concerned about Phil Hughes’ velocity. Why don’t they just go ahead and blame the Mets for that too?

4 years 4 months ago

perhaps because he didnt pitch in 90 games for them in back to back seasons.

HobokenMetsFan
4 years 4 months ago

Sarcasm dude. Swing and a miss.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

There are enough truthful and more important f’ups the Mets have on their tray. No need to create and pile on more.

andrewyf
4 years 4 months ago

I really don’t see what the big deal is. Someone says the Mets mismanage their players. This is news?

scluse
4 years 4 months ago

The Yankees knew what they were getting in to when they looked at his medical records prior to signing him.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

This is not a “defend Cashman/Yanks” comment. This is a “defend the English language” comment. Are we all so stupid that we can’t read a statement and absorb what was said?

Cashman was asked a question (which was edited out). His response was something along the line of “They (the Mets) really abused him”.

What about the statement is incorrect or untruthful?

Never did he say he wasn’t aware of the abuse. Never did he say he was wronged or in any way deflect the blame for signing him. In fact, if you care to google and read the statement, he actually said something along of the line of “It was one those signings (Cashman has his two fingers crossed). He them went on to say that there was a shortage of LH relievers on the market this past winter and that he knew he was taking a chance.

Ppl relax and don’t get sucked into the media making more of the statement that it is. Pedro was overused, Cashman knew about it and gambled on him anyway.

Even so, the MRI showed no damage at all and he’s expected back in two or three weeks.

metsman
4 years 4 months ago

they let a Loogy pitcher pitch; “abuse” has a pretty strong connotation. Ca$hman made a risky signing and was trying to scapegoat another team for it not working out perfectly. I agree with it not being a big deal though, just business as usual in Yankee land where pinstriped terds don’t stink.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

You are clueless and obviously missed the entire point of ppl being incapable to read and digest what was said.

Show me WORDS where Cashman is using the Mets a scapegoat for a bad signing on his part. I’ll wait….

What he did say, and what everyone INCLUDING THE METS PITCHING COACH SAID, was that he was overused/abused.

Somehow, ppl are making it seem as if Cashman was a) ignorant to the workload he endured b) somehow blames the Mets for HIM (Cashman) making a risky signing.

If “Mets fan” wasn’t so sensitive towards their image then I doubt this would’ve been blown out of proportion. Cashman even said that the signings was one of those (crossed fingers, let’s hope it works) deals and he knew what he was getting into.

This is a classic case of the media asking him a question, removing all context regarding his answer, and then splashing on papers and twitter accounts in a 3 word sentence….. “METS ABUSED HIM”. And yet we keep falling for the okie doke.

metsman
4 years 4 months ago

unless he was repeating a question “the mets abused him?”… those are his words, you can put in all the filler around it you want, unless it’s “wait a second I didn’t mean that!”, the sentiment is the same. Warthen said the amount they used him was reflected in the desire to sign him only to a one year deal…far from “abused” let’s not pretend that isn’t different. Cashman has thrown countless people under the bus, I can’t believe any true Yankee fan would defend him when all he does is spend more money than god and get credit for being some kind of savy genius… go ahead and insert your Met bash if it helps uphold your delusion that your is GM is anything else besides a pricky peice of fool’s gold.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

I’m done with you. Keep thinking what you want. Cashman saying that,in his opinion, the Mets abused him isin now way scapegoating the Mets. This wasn’t a trade, they did an exam on him and Cashman knowingly signed a risky pitcher. How that means that he blames the Mets for the signing escapes me.

As for whether or not he was abosed/overused, I don’t see anyone disagreeing with his statement (including the Mets pitching coach). But have a great night dude.

metsman
4 years 4 months ago

yeah, we should have had Pedro “rules”.

Mickey Smith
4 years 4 months ago

I don’t see how they can’t both be right. Warthen claims the Mets didn’t sign him because of the innings on his arm. Feliciano claims the Mets didn’t have a chance to sign him because they wouldn’t give him a multi-year deal. Sounds to me like they wouldn’t go multiple years because of the innings on his arm. Shouldn’t Cashman have checked the innings pitched column before signing a pitcher? Plus have reached a total nanny-state world that we are going to have to have the “health police” check to make sure people aren’t being over worked for the future? Don’t let the players union get hold of this one, they will put maximum innings played clauses into contracts.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

Did you ever read a statement where Cashman claimed he wasn’t aware of the risks involved in signing Pedro?

wnymetsfan
4 years 4 months ago

It was more a combination of the number of innings he has pitched, his desire for a multi year deal and the fact that Sandy was not going to give a LOOGY $4 million per year.

andrewyf
4 years 4 months ago

But he’ll pay his best second-baseman $6M to sit at home. What a genius.

4 years 4 months ago

best second baseman? have you seen luis castillo play? there was a reason he was let go by the phils too. they were paying him vet’s minimum and he still couldn’t beat out raul valdez. come on man

4 years 4 months ago

whatever pedro. on another note, willie harris is the man!

Infield Fly
4 years 4 months ago

…And finally he’s our man!! :))

4 years 4 months ago

Man, I’m really glad I read that report from DiComo. I had no idea that Reyes was a FA after 2011. Thanks, Anthony!

YanksFanSince78
4 years 4 months ago

That’s his point. It shouldn’t be.

alphakira
4 years 4 months ago

Agreed, I miss Randolph too.

4 years 4 months ago

oh you mean those same “fans” who concluded pelfrey couldn’t pitch in the big leagues after his first few starts and who now want to trade david wright because he isn’t a “clubhouse leader”? yeah, i try to ignore them…

4 years 4 months ago

Right, thanks.

4 years 4 months ago

disagree on randolph though