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.