A couple of weeks ago, before accepting a demotion to the bullpen, it was reported that Oliver Perez refused a minor league assignment so he can sort things out with his pitching problems. This morning, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Oliver Perez has again refused a minor league assignment from the Mets. Perez’s contract gives him that right, but after his latest implosion on the mound as a reliever, pressure is mounting for […]
When a team in any sport is struggling everyone from the general manager to the coaches/manger to the players take the blame. In some cases like the Mets it’s true. Omar Minaya needs to go as does Jerry Manuel and most of his coaching staff. I know of a certain pitcher making $36 million dollars that’s now in the bullpen that needs to be released and a couple of guys on the bench should be […]
Baseball is a long season and when a team under-performs the way the Mets are you always hear the usual fire the manger and/or general manager. I support that 100%. Jerry and Omar absolutely need to go. Omar has done a horrible job of building the franchise and Jerry Manuel is just not a manager who can lead a team to a championship. However very rarely do you hear complaints about the coaches on the […]
As I’ve gotten older I’ve seemed to have become more and more nostalgic about my childhood. It’s only natural considering in September I’m going to be a father for the first time. I remember the lessons my dad taught me as if he sat me down yesterday. One lesson that made a huge impression was the importance of competition. Nothing ever worth having should come easy, he said. Now granted to me at the time […]
In the you knew it was coming department the Mets have taken Oliver Perez out of the starting rotation today. As of right now there is no announcement on who will be taking his spot in the rotation. Unfortunately Oliver Perez is currently staying on the active roster as he will be placed in the bullpen. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork posted the following on his twitter account: “Ollie says Takahashi pitching better, although Jerry hasn’t […]
Gas is expensive these days and so would be swallowing the contract of Ollie Perez. Right now you couldn’t get a tank of unleaded in a trade for the maddening lefty. Nevertheless, it’s time to remove the tags and push this clunker down the hill. For everyone’s sanity. “They Shoot Lefties, Don’t they?” has found it’s leading man-Perez, and the Mets gleefully send him off to his next starring role. Because he ‘ain’t getting it done […]
A few weeks ago, I suggested that the Mets pitching staff’s overperformance could result in a hat-tipping to Dan Warthen, who may be deceivingly quiet. By “deceiving,” I mean he is not a flashy pitching coach, people rarely ever heard of him before he came to the Mets although he does have a bit of a distinguished and respectable career as a pitching coach. His pitching staff is very formidable. Johan Santana is who he […]
Coming into Spring Training there was a lot of positive buzz on Oliver Perez. Besides new facial hair he had been working out in Arizona for months getting in shape and trying to work on his pitches. Perez arrived in excellent shape, a complete 180 from the year before. People who follow the team on a daily basis said that Ollie was more focused and ready to earn his 36 million dollar contract. Then came […]
Oliver Perez took the mound today against the National League’s best starter, Tim Lincecum. Sometimes in a matchup like this, you’ll see some mediocre pitchers unfortunate enough to be in this matchup, at least elevate their performance somewhat. That wouldn’t be the case for Ollie as he delivered one of his worst performances of the season, lasting just 3 1/3 innings and allowing four runs while walking seven batters, throwing a wild pitch, and hitting one batter. It was […]
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