The Return Of Perpetual Pedro?
For years, the name Pedro Feliciano was a fixture in an otherwise hectic Mets bullpen. His ability to get lefties out was always a plus, and reliability upon him was key. Then following the 2010 season, Sandy Alderson let the then-longest tenured Met on the roster go across town to the rival New York Yankees.
A pair of seasons later, Feliciano never so much as threw a pitched for the Bombers, who paid $8 million for a two-year DL trip. Now Feliciano is a free-agent again, this time reportedly healthy and intending to pitch in Winter Ball according to his agent.
With the Mets in need of a bullpen overhaul, Feliciano would be an inexpensive high-risk, high-reward type of player; the kind of player GM Sandy Alderson goes wild for.
He could be a trusted arm in a pen that is full of anything but. He could help fill a gaping hole that has not even begun to be addressed this winter.
Who’s for the return of the Perpetual Pedro to Flushing? I sure am. Thoughts?
About the Author: Clayton Collier
Clayton, a Long Island native and die-hard Mets fan, started writing online about three years ago. He is currently a Journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting at Seton Hall University. Although very disappointed with the current state of the team, Clayton remains hopeful that the young prospects in the farm system will bring the Mets back to a respected franchise in baseball once again. Besides writing for MMO, Clayton is also a staff member at 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall's modern active rock radio station. You can contact Clayton by following him on Twitter: @Clayton_Collier or E-mailing him at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com
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