Perez: Is he worth the bucks?
When you come down to it, it’s not a “must have’’ list of the Mets’ own free-agents. Sure, they’d like lefty Oliver Perez back, but nobody really expects it, and truth is they can live without him.
The follow is a list of the Mets’ free-agents to be and those players arbitration eligible.
-LF Moises Alou: Say good-night, Moises.
-INF Marlon Anderson: Nice knowing you.
-RHP Luis Ayala: Could be brought back.
-OF Endy Chavez: Could be brought back, but never as a starter.
-2B Damion Easley: I like him, but Mets should go younger on the bench.
-RHP Orlando Hernandez: Time to write his autobiography.
-RHP Pedro Martinez: Doesn’t want to retire, but is only fifth starter caliber right now.
-2B Ramon Martinez: Made impact, but age won’t let Mets consider him for job.
-LHP Oliver Perez: Wants mega bucks. Doesn’t deserve them.
-LHP Ricardo Rincon: Won’t be missed.
-OF Fernando Tatis: Deserves to return.
-RHP Matt Wise: Good-bye.
The following are arbitration eligible: RF Ryan Church, LHP Pedro Feliciano, RHP Aaron Heilman, RHP Duaner Sanchez, RHP John Maine and OF Angel Pagan.