Waldstein: Yankees didn’t make offer to Pedro Feliciano

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This isn’t very surprising, but David Waldstein confirmed the Yankees did not make any kind of offer to Pedro Feliciano before he signed a minor league contract with the Mets yesterday. The Bombers already have enough left-handed relief options at both the big league (Boone Logan & Clay Rapada) and Triple-A (Josh Spence & Juan Cedeno) levels, plus they already wasted enough time and effort on Feliciano these last two years. I’m guessing they won’t make an offer to Damaso Marte either.

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  • viridiana

    No interest in Feliciano but could someone tally up the number of RAB headlines this winter that included some version of “Yanks did NOT…”

    • Jim Is Bored

      You could make that case with every team, though.

      The amount of moves you don’t make >>>> the amount of moves you make.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    They didn’t tender Britt Burns either.

    • Austin Aunelowitzky

      Actually, I think they did.

  • Tom Kinley

    Just another bad decision by Cashman, I don’t know how he get away with it. If you start listing the player he’s signed or traded for that have need played the list would run off the page. Time for a new GM

    • Jim Is Bored

      I was almost going to post a parody version of this viewpoint, but now I don’t have to.

    • jjyank

      I’m not even sure what your complaint is. Cashman signs and trades for too many players have “have need played”? I assume that would be “never”. And that list is rather small, actually. My grocery list is longer, and I’m only shopping for myself.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yes, Brian Cashman is the only GM in baseball to sign a fungible middle reliever to a dumb contract.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

        Feliciano would have been a nice fit had he not gotten injured.

        My only problem with Cashman on that signing was when he came out and criticized the Mets for abusing Feliciano AFTER he got injured. Had he felt that way, he should have stayed away from him from the beginning or maybe only have offered a 1 year deal, not 2/$8 million.

        • Blake

          Hey at least Cash made sure he wasn’t abused for the Mets this time

        • dalelama

          Agreed, you would have thought that Cashman knowing how the Mets abused Feliciano should have known better than to sign him. This signing was almost as stupid as the Nick Johnson one.

    • Ted Nelson

      No GM doesn’t make mistakes.

  • high heat

    I’m curious to see what Cesar Cabral brings in ST. Expectations are low given the TJ surgery, obviously, but he had a very live left arm.

    • Havok9120

      Wait, he got TJ as well? I thought it was “just” the stress fracture.

      • John C

        Is he even gonna be ready by ST?

        • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

          *points at crotch*

        • Havok9120

          From what I heard, he was due back in May.

    • Barry

      He has youth on his side.. important when recovering from an injury.

  • trr

    I’d be more upset if they DID make an offer!

  • Hoss

    I guess that Cashman can do no wrong in the eyes of the commenters who control RAB discussions. This signing has to go down as one of the single biggest bonehead moves in recent memory. Why? Because Cashman knew that the Mets “abused” him before he signed the guy. Caveat emptor, schmuck. Adios $8 million for 0 pitches.

    • Havok9120

      We are the Trilateral Commission.

    • All Praise Be To Mo

      Yea, it was a bad signing looking back, but in the grand scheme of things, not a big deal.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula (formerly Manny’s BanWagon)

      Definitely a bad signing though I don’t think the $8 million lost investment prevented the Yankees from acquiring any other player so in the grand scheme of things, the end result was probably the Yankees made $8 million less in profit those 2 years. I highly doubt that signing adversely affected the product on the field.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Your comments are just like dalelama except with Cashman instead of ARod.

    • jesse

      For every Pedro Feliciano there’s a Clay Rapada.

    • dalelama

      No the Aroid contract was the biggest boneheaded move.

  • theyankeewarrior

    Waldstein: Yankees didn’t make offer to anyone.

  • Jase

    why would they? He made 8 million dollars and didn’t throw a pitch, and had no problem pocketing every cent of it. I don’t blame them for not offering him one again….

  • Adam T

    Those guys are both retreads. The NYY learned their lesson when it comes to lefty relievers. They got lucky with Marte in 2009 but after that they cut the cord on those guys. You can pick them up almost anywhere, not worth a multi-year deal

  • emac2

    I heard they offered him something but it wasn’t something you can mention on a family site.

  • Michael Gianthead Kay

    Signing Feliciano was a good move on paper. He was a lights out leftie KILLER….which is exactly what the Yanks were looking for at the time. he was damaged goods…who knew. Can’t blame Cashman for that. Same as Pineda. S*** happens man. So it is in the world of sports.