February 21, 2008

The Future Of Oliver Perez

Mike Steffanos at Mike's Mets takes an in depth look at what may become a make or break season for Oliver Perez:


If Oliver Perez builds on his success from last year with more consistency, I don't believe that $15 million per year is out of line for what Boras might ask for a 27-year-old lefty with top of the rotation stuff, and he'll most likely be looking for a 5 year deal. For a team looking for a guy who is capable of leading their staff, that might not seem a lot of money. If Perez is the third or fourth starter for the Mets, and they're already paying the big bucks to Santana and Pedro, you wonder if that might be a little rich for the Mets.

Although Boras' clients usually go where the money takes them, we've heard rumors that Perez might prefer to pitch somewhere the fans come to April games wearing t-shirts rather than parkas. Also, although he seems to enjoy the spotlight, New York isn't always a bundle of laughs for an athlete. Now, I don't know what is in Perez' head, but I certainly won't assume he wants to return just because I want him back.

I know he faded a bit down the stretch, but I see Maine as a potential #2 starter with experience. If John has a great season and establishes himself as the clear #3 guy behind Santana and Pedro, that probably makes OP expendable, particularly if the Mets find Boras' demands excessive.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

if he has a down year i'm gonna laugh my head off at him

Anonymous said...

he should want to come back and i think that with another good year if 12 million isnt out of the question

Anonymous said...

if he leaves for thebig money after all the mets did for him, im gonna have to severly boo him when he comes back to citifield in 2009

Anonymous said...

boras is really acting like the puppet master here folks

Anonymous said...

what am i gonna do with my perez jersey then???

Anonymous said...

this is turning into a crock of garbage the way that boras plays his clients against the team

Anonymous said...

you said it and i cant wait for him to get thrown out of baseball

Super Johan said...

yes.

Anonymous said...

yeah what????

Super Johan said...

ok Shea Nation tomorow at 8:00 am.

John Young said...

What are yo talking about?

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The Man said...

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John Young said...

I found it in a Google search and then modified the Hell out of it for a couple of days to get it the way I wanted it. Over the past six months or so I have bee adding to it to make it look like it does now.