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Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

Posted on: January 23, 2009 7:28 pm
Edited on: January 26, 2009 11:52 am
 

According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Mets have offered another contract to Oliver Perez. They already offered a deal that appeared to be for three years and about $30MM, but the Mets are "believed to have improved" their first offer. Earlier today we heard that the Mets might be willing to add a fourth year to their offer.

The Mets are still talking with representatives for Randy Wolf, Jon Garland and Ben Sheets, but Perez remains their top target.

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Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: January 25, 2009 7:24 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

 I understand the feelings everyone seems to have towards getting Perez back, I just think everyone's wrong. He is a three in the rotation at best and I know everyone keeps bringing up his "good" stuff, but how long are you willing to wait. It's not like this is after his first year with the mets. We've given him ample opprotunity to show the team he can control the slip ups which he seems to do quite often and that every pitching coach says they can't fix and it has never happened. Last year he went 10-7 with over a four era. That is at best nothing special. Why not try someone else. Ben Sheeets may be a health risk but at least he has ace stuff when he's on the mound. Why not Pettite for that matter. He might be getting up in years but then sign him to a two year deal. AL pitchers always find they do better in the NL anyway. Plus being great against lefties, he'll be good for us against the Philies. If we're gonna have to pay Scott Boras numbers for an ok pitcher anyway why not get someone new for the same price of less. Every time Perez's arm dropped down last year giving up another in a long series of big hits or homers, all I could think about was at least we'll be rid of him at the end of the year. Time to bring in someone new with the new park. Yes we may not be looking for an ace but having ace stuff at your beckon call isn't a bad thing. Let Perez go. Lets find a new face to light up the rotation with. That way, we can focus on other needs. I know the saying is better the devil you know than the devil you don't, but I really don't agree with it in this situation. It's time to let Perez go and sign someone better since there are better names out there.




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2009 6:47 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

When healthy Sheets is a #1 for most teams.  The problem is you are going to pay him fairly big money and he never stays healthy for any length of time.  A team like the mets could afford to take a chance on him.  Most teams couldn't afford to eat 12 million a year.




Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: January 25, 2009 1:40 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

I see Perez as an equal to Johns Maine as a # 2 or # 3 starter for the mets, ahead of Pelfrey

I would ssee Sheets as a solid # 2 ahead of Maine




Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: January 24, 2009 11:27 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

Some of you are right and some of you seem clueless.   Perez probably can't be counted on as being more then a #3 starter.  However to say at best is idiotic.   He has the stuff to be up there with santana or peavy.   As the one guy explained its always been his control.  When he is pitching well he is as good as anyone.   When he isn't he just as bad.   I think with things being equal i would take perez over sheets.  Sheets is more consistant but always hurt.   Perez will generally stay healthy and give you good numbers overall with the obvious potential to give you excellent numbers.




Since: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2009 4:03 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

Bottom line is the Mets aren't looking for an ace. Oliver Perez, at best, is going to be a number three starter. Let's sign him and get some hitting. Manny would be great but I'd be happy with Orlando Hudson.




Since: Dec 12, 2008
Posted on: January 24, 2009 2:50 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

What is with all the headlines on here the last few days - it does not even have anything other than a headline on here!!




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2009 11:09 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

I remember his one real dominant season in pittsburgh, now all I know is that NL east teams t'd off him.  I guess there is no question about talent, but he's jeckle & hyde.  When hes good, hes good, but when hes bad, hes real bad.  Ben Sheets when healthy is almost always dominant.  I am surprised Atl has no interest in him.  They would have a heck of a staff if the signed him too!




Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: January 23, 2009 10:12 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

If Oliver Perez can get his walks under control, he is one of the most dominating pitchers in baseball. His only down side has always been his control. Even with his walks he is still one of the leaders in K's. He is still a very young left handed power pitcher. I would love for the Braves to pick him up for 4 years at $48MM and put him in the 3rd spot in the rotation.




Since: Jan 23, 2009
Posted on: January 23, 2009 9:59 pm
 

Mets Offer Perez Revised Contract

Ben Sheets' upside is sick, and he would come cheaper than O. Perez.  I know he's an injury risk, but Shhets is a top 10 pitcher and a true ace (when healthy of course)....O. Perez really  more and a 3rd or 4th starter or am I just wrong???



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