Last night, the Yankees announced that Feliciano underwent surgery on his left rotator cuff - a procedure that will likely keep him out for the entirety of the 2012 season. This seems like something of a formality, as most everyone suspected that Feliciano would never throw a pitch for the Yankees following a slew of setbacks over the past six months.
All things considered, this may represent the worst signing of the offseason - yes, that includes the Soriano contract. While the Yankees may yet recoup some value from the Levine debacle, Feliciano is nothing short of a sunk cost. It isn't as if this is a 'good process, bad results' situation either. Cashman lambasted the Mets for abusing the erstwhile lefty specialist ... back in April. This sentiment could be easily found by anyone with access to Baseball-Reference, as well. There were also comparable lefties on the market, such as Randy Choate, and many signed for less. The entire situation was baffling, to say the least.
Pedro, we hardly knew ye.
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