Mets Extend Contract Offer To Oliver Perez

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According to the NY Post and a report on MLB TV, the Mets have offered a 3-year contract to free agent pitcher Oliver Perez. The offer is reported to be in the $30 million range.

We know all about Ollie and I can’t say that I’ve ever been a huge fan of his. He’s maddeningly inconsistent. Although he did seem to find himself a bit under the tuteledge of pitching coach Dan Warthen.

I’m still not sure why the Mets haven’t been linked to Ben Sheets at this point. Sheets and Derek Lowe are better pitchers than Ollie. But Sheets has such a bad injury history, the Mets must’ve been scared off.

We’ll see if this rumor pans out and Ollie ends up coming back to the Mets for three more years.

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Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

One thought on “Mets Extend Contract Offer To Oliver Perez

  1. Kerel Cooper

    II know that everyone (Mets fans) are down on Perez because of his inconsistency and at times weird antics on the mound. BUT I have to wonder if Perez makes the most sense if we have a choice between Perez, Lowe and Sheets and here is why:

    1. Let’s forget Sheets. Too many injuries. We are just getting over key injuries at critical times to El Duque, Pedro, Glavine, Maine and Wagner. We don’t need a pitcher with a history of disappearing due to injury.

    2. Perez is younger than Lowe. Always a plus and do we need to go through another 4 year contract with an aging veteran? (ie Pedro).

    3. Perez is a lefty. This is key when battling the Phillies. If I am not mistaken Perez has always done well against the Phils.

    4. Big Game Pitcher. Now granted Lowe has a World Series Ring with Boston and has shown he can handle the big games but let’s not forget about Perez’s performance in the 2006 Playoffs and how he always shows up against the Yankees and Phils. That has to account for something, no?

    Again, I know Perez can drive us all nuts at times but the ceiling is still high for Perez and you never know, the light switch may turn on at anytime. Especially is Santana can take him under his wing like he did Francisco Liriano.

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