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Mets and Tim Byrdak Agree to Contract Extension

Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Update: 5:18 PM – The Mets Just Released this statement The New York Mets today announced the team has agreed on a one-year contract extension with lefthanded pitcher Tim Byrdak. Byrdak, 37, has appeared in 68 games in relief for the Mets this season, going 1-0 with a 2.95 ERA (12 earned runs/36.2 innings pitched). […]

Why a Yankee Won’t Win MVP, Replay on Cervelli’s HR, Warthen’s Legacy of Failure, Val Pascucci Chant

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

We can debate the merits of Curtis Granderson or Robinson Cano when it comes to the American League MVP award, but no Yankees player will win it. Why? It has nothing to do with Jose Bautista‘s stats or the fact that three Red Sox are having MVP-caliber years. Its institutional bias against the Yankees by the baseball writers. Take this […]

Selig’s Plan to Stop the Yankees, Frustrating Fish, Arthur Rhodes, Importance of Lucas Duda

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Freakonomics conducted a  Quorum. We rounded up a handful of sports economists and asked them the following question: What proposed realignment changes seem to make the most sense from a competitive and economic standpoint for Major League Baseball? The answers varied, which you could read for yourself at their site, but Dave Berri, a sports economist and […]

Randy Choate: A Perfect Bullpen Fit

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Buster Olney updated us today on bullpen arms that could be available. One that has piqued the Yankees interest is a former Yankee, Randy Choate. The Yankees have asked the Marlins about Choate’s availability. During the offseason he was probably among the top tier of situational lefties available that included Pedro Feliciano and Arthur Rhodes. […]

Cashman Not Against Promoting Banuelos as LOOGY

Saturday, May 7th, 2011

Brian Cashman always gives an interesting nugget when interviewed. He didn’t let anyone down this week when he appeared with Mike Francesa on WFAN. When Francesa asked him about Pedro Feliciano Cashman admitted he is not counting on the former Mets lefty to contribute this year. As a matter of fact, it sounded like Feliciano […]

What Happened With Feliciano’s Physical?

Friday, April 15th, 2011

No, I am not Nostradamus, but it didn’t require me to go to medical school in order to express concerns about the utilization of Pedro Feliciano. Now that Feliciano is likely headed for surgery I wonder how this shoulder issue didn’t show up during his winter physical. I reached out to an MLB source that […]

Best Yankees Lefty Might Be in Florida

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

While the Yankees complained this weekend about the Mets sending them “damaged goods” in Pedro Feliciano, there was a lefty that appeared healthy and effective on display. Unfortunately, former Yankees prospect Michael Dunn was lighting up the radar gun for the Marlins instead of coming out of the Yankees bullpen. If you remember Dunn was […]

Cashman and Warthen Both Wrong With Feliciano

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Much was made about the quotes by Brian Cashman on Saturday regarding the abuse of Pedro Feliciano. I am not sure why since this was a topic discussed here a couple of weeks ago. Anyone with average baseball acumen had to see the Mets didn’t properly manage Pedro Feliciano the last three years. Even worse, […]

Is the Feliciano Expiration Date Here?

Friday, March 18th, 2011

The free agent market was saturated with left handed reliever this winter. MLB Trade Rumors Free Agent Tracker counts 28 southpaw relievers that were free agents this winter. When the dust settled only Brian Fuentes, Arthur Rhodes, and Scott Downs were paid more per year than Pedro Feliciano ($4 million AAV) with the Yankees. When […]

Tim Byrdak is Pedro Feliciano

Friday, March 18th, 2011

One of the more infuriating pieces (or lack thereof) reporting this spring has been the Mets competition for a left handed specialist. It actually shouldn’t be a competition (I don’t believe it really is), as Tim Byrdak should be given the same respect and consideration that Pedro Feliciano did throughout his tenure. All spring you […]