Tag: Oliver Perez

Oliver Perez Has Warthen On His Side

An article by posted on March 14, 2011 0 Comments
Oliver Perez Has Warthen On His Side

Who’s ready for another chapter in the Oliver Perez saga? According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, the Mets are falling all over themselves over Ollie’s relief stint this weekend in which he pitched to one batter and retired him on seven pitches. Pitching Coach Dan Warthen may now be the only thing standing […]

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Enough Already with Oliver Perez

An article by posted on March 9, 2011 0 Comments

The title says it all, enough already with Oliver Perez and lets end the madness! Oliver Perez struggled tremendously during his start against the Astros.  He gave up 3 runs, on 4 hits during his 3 innings of work.  With his latest struggle against the Astros, Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson are now giving Ollie one final […]

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Spring Update: No Difference, This Is Hell, Niese Is Maturing

An article by posted on March 2, 2011 0 Comments

Pitching coach Dan Warthen has done an about face after gloating about how good Oliver Perez looked early this spring. Yesterday Warthen said that Oliver Perez looked “no different” after throwing a bullpen session than he did in his Grapefruit League start last Saturday. Sounds like Warthen has had enough of Ollie’s act too. Hang […]

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Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments
Spring Update: Beltran To Make Spring Debut, Give Collins Props, Izzy’s Making Some Noise

While the rest of the bullpen was largely ineffective today, Jason Isringhausen was perfect in his inning of work. He continues to enhance his chances of making it onto the big league roster. Terry Collins said, “If he’s healthy and he can throw with the velocity we know he can have and the breaking ball and his experience, […]

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Memo To Sandy: End Our Misery And Cut Him Already

An article by posted on February 28, 2011 0 Comments

Oliver Perez is looking great so far… Oliver Perez has more zip on his fastball… Oliver Perez is missing bats again… Oliver Perez is back in the picture for a rotation spot… Those were just some of the things being tossed around at Ports St. Lucie ever since pitchers and catchers reported to Mets camp for Spring […]

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Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson Vows That Only The Best 25 Players Will Make The Cut

Despite what my colleague Greg Pomes wrote here on Tuesday regarding Oliver Perez being guaranteed a spot on the roster, a solid case can be made that Alderson’s comment was taken out of context or perhaps even misinterpreted. Yesterday, Alderson not only made it clear that he will cut Oliver Perez and the remaining $12 million […]

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The Battle For the Back End of the Rotation

An article by posted on February 24, 2011 0 Comments

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 […]

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The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same For Mets

An article by posted on February 22, 2011 0 Comments

“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 […]

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Was Ollie Guaranteed a Spot on the Roster?

An article by posted on February 21, 2011 0 Comments

During the offseason, Sandy Alderson said that if Luis Castillo, and Oliver Perez didn’t earn a spot on the roster, that both of them would be cut. Unfortunately Mets fans, Sandy Alderson is apparently changing his stance on him.  As Terry Collins talked to reporters on Friday, Collins revealed that both him and Sandy Alderson promised Oliver Perez that he will get a chance […]

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Are You Rooting For Ollie?

An article by posted on February 19, 2011 0 Comments

It must be really hard to be Oliver Perez these days. It’s no secret that the majority of the fanbase would have preferred that Perez had been released long before the reporting date for pitchers and catchers, and I bet after seeing the atrocious numbers Perez put up at Winter Ball, the thought may have crossed the […]

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