You have all read about Yankees GM Brian Cashman crying foul regarding LHP Pedro Feliciano. He has blamed the New York Mets for the current injury to his offseason acquisition citing overuse on their behalf. To add to the story, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen came back with:
They didn’t know that when they signed him? … He volunteered for the baseball every day. He was asked whether he was able to pitch. He said ‘yes’ every day — every day — and wanted to pitch more than we even pitched him.
I feel badly that [Cashman] feels that way. That was part of the reason we decided to not re-sign him — because we knew we had used him 270-some times in the last three years.
Warthen was within his right to come to the defense of the Mets organization. There was nothing in his statement that would give anyone reason to get their feelings hurt, right? After all, he was speaking truth which just so happened to be the most obvious, unless you are Cashman.
Well you would be wrong!
Feliciano did not take too kindly to those words and has come back at the Mets with this statement:
I think at some points they just left me there with no reason.
They said they didn’t sign me because [they knew] I’m going to blow up this year.
I will show him in the Subway Series when I strike out Ike Davis, and when I jump up and down on the mound I’ll be like, ‘That’s for you.’
Well Feliciano, I got something for you. A big, fat cork for your mouth. How about keeping it shut? You even admitted that you wanted the ball every day. So how can you come out and talk about being overused? Then you talked about being left in for reason. Think of it this way: it got you warmed up for the mismanagement of Joe Girardi which has been chronicled by many. The organization itself does not know what to do with their pitchers. Maybe you have not noticed what has happened with Joba Chamberlain. They kept flipping him between starter to reliever so many times, he doesn’t even know what he is.
So good luck with that. Try to keep your arm attached to your shoulder.
This is just a story of Cashman realizing he screwed up and is trying to pin the blame on someone else. Feliciano is just trying to prove to his new team that he doesn’t take anybody’s crap. Well it isn’t working Pedrito (little Pedro) because Pedro Martinez you are not.