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Mets will offer arbitration to Type B free agent Pedro Feliciano

Nov 23, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

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Pedro Feliciano is the only Mets free agent who can bring back draft compensation as a Type A or Type B player and today the team announced that they will offer him the arbitration needed to get a second-round pick back if he signs elsewhere.

As one of the best and most durable left-handed relievers in baseball Feliciano figures to find a multi-year offer on the open market and is unlikely to accept arbitration from the Mets, but even if he did Sandy Alderson and company would probably be fine re-signing him to a one-year deal for what would likely be $4 million or so.

Feliciano earned $2.9 million this season while pitching in an MLB-high 92 games, posting a 3.30 ERA in 62.2 innings and leading the NL in appearances for the third straight year. He’s just the fifth pitcher in baseball history with 90 or more appearances in a season and his appearance count has gone from 64 to 78 to 86 to 88 to 92 in five seasons with the Mets.

  1. Charles Gates - Nov 23, 2010 at 12:26 PM

    his appearance count has gone from 64 to 78 to 86 to 88 to 92 in five seasons with the Mets.
    That’s Joe Torre-esque bullpen abuse.

    • BC - Nov 23, 2010 at 12:33 PM

      Yeah, really. The guy is Scott Proctor re-incarnate.

  2. Jonny 5 - Nov 23, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    What will the Mets do without their left handed Phillies killer? I mean he’s like their only hope of late inning domination of lefties isn’t he? The Phills have been embarrassed by this guy enough to sign him actually… Hmmm??? Rube!! do you hear that?

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