You would think with less than three weeks before spring training there would be a market for a 27-year-old lefthander who throws heat.
If Oliver Perez were to get five years as agent Scott Boras wants, he would have gotten them by now. A combination of Perez’s wildness, his agent, and perhaps the prevailing thought he’d always wind up with the Mets is keeping teams at bay.
C’mon, let’s cut through the smoke. Give him three years at $12 million each with an option for a fourth year, and get this thing done.
I spoke with Boras this summer when the Mets were in LA and remember him telling me Perez wasn’t erratic. I didn’t believe him then and I don’t believe him now. If Boras really had that much faith in his client, he’d take two years and jump at the chance to do this again when Perez is 29.
Why do you think he hasn’t?