There are some of you who think I don’t care for Oliver Perez. Not true. I like the guy. I just don’t like watching him pitch on the days when Coin Flip lands on tails.
That said, he’s 27, lefthanded, and can throw the hell out of the ball. He made some progress this year with a modified delivery. Those days when he’s on, well, he’s pretty special to watch and worth keeping.
On those other days, well ….
The Mets say they’d like him back, but with a commitment toward going after Lowe and possibly setting up Niese in the fifth spot, where does that leave Perez? Obviously, they aren’t optimistic.
I know he wants five years, and from $12 million to $15 million has been speculated. That’s a lot for somebody with great stuff but mediocre numbers.
So, should they cut their ties with OP or try to keep him.