The numbers are three years and $36 million, a little less than double the $6.5 million Oliver Perez got last season with the Mets to win 10 games.
The big question, at least to me, is whether Perez will interpret this as a snub or will he use this as a motivator?
“I feel very confident that he has taken steps to becoming a real good pitcher,” manager Jerry Manuel said. “He’s still very young. If he is added to the mix, it only strengthens us in the starting pitching, which would be a big plus for us, a very big plus for us.”
Hopefully, Perez will do the latter and pitch with a burning desire the next three years. Remember, at 27, he’s young enough to do this again.
Do you believe Perez will be in the right frame of mind, or should the Mets have overpaid for Derek Lowe?