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Pedro Feliciano “seriously considering” accepting arbitration from Mets

Nov 27, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

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According to Ken Davidoff of New York Newsday, Pedro Feliciano’s agent Melvin Roman says his client is “seriously considering” accepting the Mets’ arbitration offer. Players face a Tuesday deadline to accept or decline arbitration.

Feliciano is one of the most effective and durable left-handed relievers in the sport, so it’s hard to believe he won’t find a multi-year deal with another club. The 34-year-old southpaw earned $2.9 million this past season while posting a 3.30 ERA and leading the major leagues with 92 appearances. He has led the National League in appearances for each of the past three seasons.

In the end, the Mets will either re-sign Feliciano for around $4 million or get a compensatory draft pick if he turns down arbitration only to sign elsewhere. Sounds like a win-win to me.

  1. Old Gator - Nov 27, 2010 at 10:53 AM

    He got a bit of a break when his fellow reliever who shall remain nameless to protect the guilty under a complex set of legal and akashic agreements and a few choice dollars slipped in the right pockets suffered a total mental meltdown and slugged his common law father in law in the hallway outside the stadium dining room. Lots of extra appearances, and the feeling of doing well by doing good is his karmic reward. I say go for the gold, Pedro, or your good buddies in the MLBPA will be barking up your tailpipe about devaluing them.

  2. Walk - Nov 27, 2010 at 11:59 AM

    If this guy hits the market and your team needs a southpaw reliever, you need to get him. I have watched him pitch against the nl east and this guy forces a ph to be used for most of the left handed hitters in the league. Deceptive and effective stuff, great reliever, his numbers do not lie.

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