Abusive Relationships Are The Talk Of New York BaseballS

It's not enough for Yankees GM Brian Cashman to let the Mets wallow in the fact that they're the Mets. No, he just had to call them out for abusing "left-handed specialist" Pedro Feliciano last year.

"It's a thin market when you're looking for lefties, and he's one of the better ones out there. But you don't typically go after a guy who's been used like that. The use pattern was abusive."

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen responded that Feliciano wanted it, and that the Yankees should have known better than making roster room for him, because Team Madoff sure did: "That was part of the reason we decided to not re-sign [Feliciano]. ... We knew we had used him 270-some times in the last three years."

This is the same Cashman, mind you, who got a call from the Commissioner's Office to stop "baseball operations coaching assistant's" hand signals from the stands, all thanks to getting snagged by Keith Olbermann's cell-phone camera.

And those are the same stands where ladies wait until their gents aren't looking to sneak an eyefuck at Derek Jeter from the $2,500 seats. Sorry, guy, you deserved to know. (H/T Adam B.)

Yanks GM: Mets taxed Pedro Feliciano [ESPN]

Yankees to stop hand signals after MLB inquiry [Yahoo Sports]