Updated 3/20 1:00 PM Oliver Perez left the Mets complex this morning and was not told what was next for him, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal. Costa also says that we should expect a decision by Monday. Pitching coach Dan Warthen said this morning that no decision has been reached yet on Perez, but there will be a meeting of the minds with Terry Colllins and Sandy Alderson on Monday. – JD Original Post 3/19 [...]
Last week I wrote a piece on the position battle currently going on at second base. This week I will take a look at the back end of the Mets rotation. The Mets have four players who will be in the running for two spots. The Contenders: Chris Capuano- 4-4, 3.95 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 2.57 K/BB, 0.5 WAR, $1.5 million, 32 years old Chris Young- 4-6, 5.21 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 1.25 K/BB, -0.5 WAR, $1.1 [...]
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” seems to apply for the Mets after the last few days. On Friday I posted here that Terry Collins told reporters that it would be up to Carlos Beltran on whether or not he would move from center-field and start playing right-field. Yesterday Brandon Butler posted that Oliver Perez has already been guaranteed a roster spot by Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins. I was hoping with a [...]
Oliver Perez is in the last year of his 3 year, 36 million dollar contract. When Omar Minaya signed Perez to this contract it was questioned from the start with good reason. Unfortunately for the Mets Perez has been downright awful for the last two years. He’s had knee injuries that have required surgery, he’s seen his velocity go below 90, has flat out refused a minor league assignment and in 2010 he didn’t win [...]
As Sandy Alderson continues to hire his buddies and show no urgency in hiring a manager, he needs to consider bringing Orlando Hudson to the New York Mets. Hopefully Alderson will finally cut loose the dead weight that is Luis Castillo. The Mets should have signed Hudson in 2009, but instead they let him go to the Dodgers. Once again the Mets had another chance earlier this year to sign Hudson, but Omar didn’t. Since things are [...]
The Mets make 2 important changes by firing Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel. Not much has happened since. As the Mets take their sweet time looking for a general manager there are still a lot more changes that need to be made. 1) The Ballpark: Citi Field is just too big! I know we’ve been saying that for the last 2 seasons but the Wilpons refuse to bring in the fences. All you look at [...]
Jayson Stark of ESPN hands out his annual awards including MVP’s Josh Hamilton and Joey Votto, Cy Young’s Felix Hernandez and Roy Halladay, the guy everybody said the Phillies were crazy for replacing Cliff Lee with. That last part was added by myself. Also among the victors, he listed the spoils… chief among them were Oliver Perez of whom he writes, It wasn’t easy to hand the ever-popular Cy Yuk Award to someone who doesn’t [...]
Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Oliver Perez has asked the Mets for permission to play winter ball in Mexico and that the front office is discussing the idea. The Mets will likely allow Perez to play, a source said, but are looking into the legal ramifications. When a veteran with a long-term contract participates in winter ball, there are liability issues to work out, such as who is responsible in the event [...]
This latest media hub bub regarding three Mets really has my blood boiling. No, not about what you think – the fact that it’s a story to begin with, that’s what gets me. I guess the Mets having another subpar season isn’t enough for local sports writers these days and adding fuel to the Mets fans fires with the three particular players in question will sell more papers, I suppose. I actually don’t have a [...]
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Last updated: 06/19/2013
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