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Feliciano fires back after being ‘hurt’ by Mets comments

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Apr 04, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Injured lefty Pedro Feliciano said he was “hurt” by comments from Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen in which Warthen said that Feliciano’s heavy workload was “part of the reason we decided to not re-sign him.”

Speaking in the Yankees clubhouse just before batting practice today, Feliciano said flatly, “that’s not right,” and said the Mets only offered him a one-year contract so he chose to seek a multi-year deal elsewhere (he’s on a two-year, $8 million deal with the Yankees). “It hurts because I like Dan,” Feliciano said. “He was one of my good pitching coaches, and when I read that, it hurts.”

Then, when I asked Feliciano if he had reached out to Warthen after reading his comments, he said this: “Oh, no, no. I don’t (have) his number or nothing. I will show him in the Subway Series when I strike out Ike Davis. When I jump on the mound, I’ll be like, ‘That’s for you.’”

Now, Feliciano was chuckling as he said it – and it was a good line – but it was also clear he was bothered by the notion Warthen had offered in his comments. In case you’re wondering, Feliciano is scheduled to play catch on Wednesday and hopes to come off the disabled list near the end of the month … in plenty of time for the first Subway Series which starts May 20.

 
 

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34 Responses to “Feliciano fires back after being ‘hurt’ by Mets comments”

  1. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    That’s an awesome quote by Feliciano.

  2. m April 4th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Hopefully he finds his way to the mound. Less whining about his contract that way!

    If the following story doesn’t bring tears to your eyes, you have no soul. trisha, grab a box of tissue before you click. ;)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/chic.....id=6290024

  3. Echo . Romeo . Returns April 4th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    Excuse me .

    It is The First Place Baltimore Showalters .

  4. jacksquat April 4th, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    LGY April 4th, 2011 at 4:59 pm
    “I think most can if they aren’t afraid of the guy in the batter’s box.”

    ——————

    Then why don’t they?

    Gardner has 1,000 PA’s in this league. They didn’t just figure it out now.

    Well you just said they are. ;)

    Last year was the first full season for Gardner, so it is possible opponents are starting to adjust their strategy now. Too soon to tell though, I’m just saying it’s possible. If I were a pitcher I’d never ever ever walk Brett, unless there were some reason to do it intentionally.

    Btw, supposedly Andruw Jones will be starting tomorrow in place of either Gardner or Granderson.

  5. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    What kind of 11 year old has $8,500 in the bank? And why the heck would his parents let him use it on a freaking ring?

  6. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    Also Perry will probably just sell the ring again…

    I guess I have no soul :(

  7. Irreverent Discourse April 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    When I first read the headline I thought “oh no here comes retaliation at cashman and some nonsense infighting in the clubhouse”…

    … but Feliciano nailed this one, hahaha…

  8. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Wait–Is Feliciano saying the Mets coach lied about not offering him a contract?!??! There’s your story.

  9. Bronx Jeers April 4th, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    What kind of 11 year old has $8,500 in the bank?
    ———————————————————————————————-

    The kind that has a dad that owns a mine.

  10. m April 4th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    My kids weren’t surfing the net at 10 years old.

  11. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Where can I write to him to let him know I lost my Honus Wagner card?

  12. m April 4th, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Not sure Girardi will be buying a copy of this…

    http://florida.marlins.mlb.com.....8;c_id=mlb

  13. stuckey99 April 4th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Social services should be alerted about parent’s letting a 10-year old spending $8500 on old sports junk.

    Yeah, I said it, old sports junk.

  14. Betsy April 4th, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    I don’t get what was wrong with what Warthen said – really, he said it in response to Cashman’s dumb comments. I hope he’ll be back in a month, but I’m not going to hold my breath about it.

  15. TD213 April 4th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    SI_JonHeyman
    cabbie has no idea where yankee stadium is. What would he know? Empire State Building? His own house? #clueless

  16. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    I don’t see how Cashman’s comments were dumb… they were 100% true – the mets abused Feliciano.

  17. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Stuckey–

    Yep…A good parent should limit his access to those junk sites and just direct him over to the free porn sites….what is parenting coming to anymore?!

  18. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Bets–Warthen said the Mets did not offer Feli a contract or pursue him because of concern over overuse. Someone is lying.

  19. m April 4th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Longoria is of Ukranian descent? Explains the gun…

    I kid!

  20. TD213 April 4th, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    “they were 100% true – the mets abused Feliciano.”

    Then why give him $4 million a year for multiple years?

  21. m April 4th, 2011 at 5:30 pm

    HaHa. Me thinks the cabbie does know where NYS is and feigned ignorance as soon as he realized who was in his cab.

  22. stuckey99 April 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    “Then why give him $4 million a year for multiple years?”

    Why do you have to ask when Cashman answered this question?

    Calculated risk.

  23. Nick in SF April 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    More likely the cabbie just wanted to end the ride after Heyman asked him to lunch.

  24. BJK April 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I have no problem with Feliciano’s comments, as long as he strikes out Ike Davis.

  25. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    The cabbie is probably reading his tweets now and hoping for a free meal.

  26. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Nick–

    I bow to you again…faster and funnier

  27. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Why do you have to ask when Cashman answered this question?

    Calculated risk.

    Exactly..

  28. Bronx Jeers April 4th, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Cabbies don’t want to go to Yankee Stadium.

  29. Betsy April 4th, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Patrick, they were dumb because Cashman signed him.

  30. Patrick April 4th, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Patrick, they were dumb because Cashman signed him.

    I don’t think it’s dumb to say “Feliciano was abused by the Mets which is why he’s injured now, that being said we had to sign him because the market was thin at his position.”

    I see nothing wrong with that statement, it is 100% true.

  31. GreenBeret7 April 4th, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    nice to see Mike Veeck is still around. He’s as much of a character as his father was.

    Who else hires a nun to give massages or locks fans out of a game to set a minor league record for fewest fans to a game?

    http://charleston.riverdogs.mi.....8;sid=t233

  32. Vineyard Yankee April 4th, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    ‘A good parent should limit his access to those junk sites and just direct him over to the free porn sites….what is parenting coming to anymore?!’

    ==================

    Must be another one of those classic ‘funny’ lines………………NOT.

  33. BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Vinnie–

    You’re parents must be so happy they put you through high school so you could perform your duties as a blog comedy monitor! Keep up the work!

  34. Vineyard Yankee April 4th, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    # BoJo April 4th, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    And talk about the complaint earlier of lack of entertainment in stadiums, I’m sure they could work a deal with the Mustang Ranch to provide specials.

    ==============

    Another ‘funny’, too bad the Mustang Ranch closed down years ago and was in Northern Nevada not Southern Nevada. Another classic ‘funny’ with your standard sexual inuendo.


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