Mets Re-Sign Oliver Perez To Three Year Deal

Oliver PerezMedia outlets are reporting the Mets re-signed starting pitcher Oliver Perez to a 3-year/$36 million contract. The native of Mexico will be 28 years old in August. Perez has been with the Mets since being traded at the deadline in 2006 with Roberto Hernandez for Xavier Nady.

Perez is 26-20 since he joined the Mets and is noted for his high ceiling and inconsistency. He did seem to flourish last season after pitching coach Rick Peterson was fired and Dan Warthen took over the coaching duties. He went 6-2 after Warthen took over in June.

It’s nice to see that Mets GM Omar Minaya is keeping the length of contracts to pitchers to a minimum. By signing Perez and Francisco Rodriguez this offseason to three year contracts the Mets are able to maintain financial flexibility by not locking into long term contracts.

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3 thoughts on “Mets Re-Sign Oliver Perez To Three Year Deal

  1. Robin

    now its time for Manny! Only problem is Madoff left the Wilpons with little money, so it wont happen. I hope an AL team signs him if that is the case.

    1. Dave Doyle Post author

      Robin, I don’t think they ever seriously considered Manny. I read that they’re looking to pick up an inexpensive right-handed bat and a lefty middle reliever. Then they’re done. They could always make some moves during the season. But I think they feel like they’re just about there with the team that will start the season.

      1. Robin

        I think you are right Dave. It would have been nice to have him though. The story today is the fact that Ben Sheets is damaged goods. Give the Mets credit for not being duped into that signing . His agent is a disgrace for keeping that hidden..then again. I can understand why he would shut up. still very sleazy.

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