- P Scott Feldman had his 2013 option declined, making him a free agent
- P Yoshinori Tateyama had his 2013 option declined, making him a free agent
- P Neftali Feliz reinstated from 60 day DL
- P Justin Miller purchased from AA [ Link ]
Remarks: Well, Feliz & Miller were procedural. Miller lost all of the 2012 season due to Tommy John surgery, so those were just to get those guys back on the 40 man roster. The others are moves that were expected. Declining the options of Feldman & Tateyama are both ones that I think every Rangers fan saw coming. Tateyama wasn’t exactly bad, but he never did much here, and we can probably find something better.
Feldman, however, was pretty darned awful in 2012, except for a stretch for a few weeks in the middle where he looked like the good Feldman again. But overall, pretty bad. Dug his own hole with that crappy performance. In the article on the Rangers site, Scott was quoted as saying “I just want to go someplace where I can start regularly”. Well, to be honest, Scott – that could have been here. Had you not pitched so awful, you would have pitched regularly here. In fact, he was given a regular starter’s role this year after he had that couple of week good stretch. Then he blew it by pitching awful again. So I don’t have a lot of tears for that stance of his.
This is the start of a few moves this week – I expect to see more in the next few days, when the decisions on qualifying offers come down.