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Oliver Perez must go.

Posted on: May 31, 2010 9:04 pm
Edited on: May 31, 2010 9:12 pm
 

Omar Minaya has made a lot of mistakes in the 6 years he's run this club, but signing this dud to a 3 year-36 million dollar deal was his worst. That's saying a lot from a guy who hired Randolph and Manuel and signed Castillo to a 4 year-25 million dollar deal. However, Perez's signing dwarfs them all in the annals of pure stupidity.

Oliver Perez since that been incredibly bad. He's 3-7 with a 6.62 ERA. Currently he's in the bullpen where he's been largely ignored and the manager won't use him unless there is no other option. Manuel just said Perez may be used in extra innings. Unreal. A pitcher making 12 million limited to only pitching in extra innings. It's laughable.

Beyond the fact he's limited, he's also hampering the pen. They're in effect one man short(as Gary Cohen astutely pointed out yesterday). With the Mets fragmented(and overachieving) rotation, all the bullpen help possible is needed. They can't afford to carry an albatross like Perez.

There is also dissention among some players which has seeped out to the media. 2 players openly scoffed at Perez being used. They mocked Manuel's plan and Perez's abilities. It's obvious no one has faith in this guy and why should they? He's a joke.

Since he signed that ludicrous deal, he came in overweight, got whalloped, got hurt, returned, then got hurt again.He ended the year 3-4 with a 6.82 ERA. This off-seasion he supposedly rededicated himself to the sport. Well, he has been nothing short of horrid going 0-3 with a 6.25 ERA and 32 walks with only 29 K's. He stunk as a starter and is even worse as a reliever with a 10+ ERA.

In the year plus since his re-signing here are some numbers: 3-7w/6.62ERA-102 IP-75ER-91K's-90BB's. It's hard to imagine anyone can do worse. Look at those numbers!

So the Mets asked him to go to Triple A to straighten himself out and he refused. He was adamant that he'd stay on the MLB as was his right. This shows how selfish and disloyal he is. There is no way the Mets should keep him on this roster and should immediately waive him and eat his contract. Keeping him one game longer shows how incredibly indecisive they are and how unprepared they were for this year. I mean honestly, the few who thought this guy would turn-it-around had to be in his or Omar's immediate family.

Oliver Perez should not be a Met when they return to Citifield on Friday to play the Marlins.  The Mets need to admit their mistake, own up to it and act accordingly. Then next up they need to deal with John Maine who though not as bad as Perez(how could be be?) is also on the outs and should be moved as well.

The temerity of this front office to believe Perez and Maine would win 30 games is all you have to know about their baseball acumen. Then to compound that by saying there weren't better pitchers available is insulting to Mets fans or anyone who knows the sport.

Oliver Perez must go. NOW!


Category: MLB
Tags: Mets
 
Comments

Since: Jun 5, 2010
Posted on: June 5, 2010 10:16 am
 

Oliver Perez must go.

The only reason the Mets are keeping Ollie is because he's a Lefty pitcher under the age of 30 and can throw in the mid 90's.  I totally agree that Perez should go to the minors to work on his mechanics until he finds himself.  The fact that he's refusing to go down in a slap in the face the the organization and his teammates.  Once he curbs his ego and accepts a little humiliation Ollie will grow and learn from this experience.  He'es been around for a decade in the majors but needs to do what's best for the team and do a little soul searching in AAA.  Come on Ollie, suck it up, do the right thing!



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 6:36 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

Didn't know that Obie had been managing as long as he has.  700 wins is impressive, and I agree that it should earn him a shot.  And I have nothing against him - just didn't know how long he'd been at it.

Backman is kind of the same way for me.  He might have managed for a while, and probably should have already been managing in the Majors, but I just don't know how his temperment would play.  Fiery guy, always hustled, and it'd be nice to see the Mets as a fundamentally sound team.

So I guess that what I am saying is that I haven't really kept up with the candidates for MLB jobs.  Hopefully Mets' management has (and looked into GMs as well).
Tongue out



Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 5:11 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

And are we really all that excited about Ken Oberkfell as a major league manager?  If so, why?  Maybe he's the guy, though.  It's not like there are any names out there that scream "Hire me!" right now.












Ken Oberkfell has over 700 wins in the minors and has earned a chance @ managing a ballclub. Why not this one for the rest of the season? Obie has coached many of these players and was a scrapper.

Melvin, Collins, Backman, Jauss, Hale or Oberkfell are all better choices than Manuel. Jerry has shown us what he is. It's time to show him the door with his GM joining him.

HoJo should be demoted to A ball if Backman is hired.



Since: Sep 25, 2007
Posted on: June 3, 2010 12:36 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

Now to Manuel.  He was never the answer in the first place.  With HoJo on the bench and some good managers in the minor leagues, there are certainly more qualified candidates.
Not really sure why you throw HoJo's name in there.  What is there on his resume that makes you believe he has any managerial ability at all?  It's certainly not coming from what he's done as a hitting coach, since that can be summed up as zip, zero, nada.

And are we really all that excited about Ken Oberkfell as a major league manager?  If so, why?  Maybe he's the guy, though.  It's not like there are any names out there that scream "Hire me!" right now.



Since: May 12, 2007
Posted on: June 2, 2010 6:26 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

The Mets should of gotten rid of Perez years ago.Perez has no ball control.Once in a great while he throws a good game.I would of cut my ties with Perez years ago if i was the Mets GM or owner.This is why the Mets struggle , because they hold on to crap like Perez too long and they overpay for crap like Perez too much.The Mets need to find away to get Roy Oswalt on their team and dunp Perez already.




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Posted on: June 2, 2010 6:04 pm
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Since: Mar 4, 2010
Posted on: June 1, 2010 8:52 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

Perez, Cannot pitch.  He has no idea what to do out there.  At best he was a thrower not a pitcher.  Can't get major league hitters out by throwing mostly fastballs and he has no idea where the strike zone is.  Fantasy interview Ollie where is the strike Zone?  Ollie- Somwhere in the stadium.  30 mil for a horse dropping pitcher.



Since: Jan 11, 2007
Posted on: June 1, 2010 7:24 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

I agree.  Perez has been given every opportunity to prove himself as a big league pitcher.  He just doesn't have the tools to compete at this level.  It's time for the Mets to cut their losses and move forward.  As far as Manaya, with all the big name free agent pitchers that were available during this past off season, and he doesn't even make a bid for one of them.  I have to wonder if they will make any kind of offer to Roy Oswalt.  God knows he wants out of Houston so bad he's resorting to arguing balls and strikes to get thrown out of the game.  Only problem is, the Astros will want alot in return.  Now to Manuel.  He was never the answer in the first place.  With HoJo on the bench and some good managers in the minor leagues, there are certainly more qualified candidates.  Time for a complete overhaul before this season slips away.  They are still in the mix at this point, but it could be gone in a hurry if they're not careful.



Since: Oct 25, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2010 6:20 pm
 

Oliver Perez must go.

its very true too bad omar is too stupid to realize that he's gonna be fired because of this move. perez sucks he should never have another shot to pitch in the bigs


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