Here’s some video from Newsday on Oliver Perez talking about getting ready for the 2010 season. It sounds like he’s trying to put 2009 in the past quickly. It was a year in which he only made 14 starts because of a mysterious “injury” that occurred to his knee. Perez spent time getting ripped by minor league hitters after similar occurrences in the majors. His 6.82 ERA and .273 BAA against is enough to make you ill.
The word is that he spent the offseason working hard in Arizona. We’ll see if it pays off or if the $24 million that the Mets still owe him is a lost cause.