Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Rarely in the history of the interborough rivalry has one player caused such consternation on both sides of the divide, and it is one small case in which the Mets actually emerged as victors.
For the Yankees, Feliciano represents a waste of money, time and effort. He even irritated some teammates with his loud sound system in the spring training clubhouse in Tampa, Fla., in 2011. Once he became a free agent after the 2012 season, the Yankees never made an offer to re-sign him, even to a minor league deal.
“He got hurt, and we never saw him,” Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Monday. “Unfortunately, it happens sometimes in this business.”
The Yankees lose the ace of their flat ground pitching staff.
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