Mets In Talks With Perez

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Mets plan to meet with free agent pitcher Odalis Perez. This is a typical move by Omar Minaya, who is known for picking up struggling pitchers hoping they can turn it around. Perez, 30, went 8-11 with a 5.57 ERA in 137 innings last season, but has seen success in the National League. Not only that, but in eight games, Perez is 2-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 32 innings at Shea Stadium. I think this is a good move for the Mets, but only if Perez is used in a spot-starter role. I think Perez should be allowed to compete with Pelfrey and Humber for the fifth spot, but would probably help the team more from the bullpen.

2 comments:

Pete 9:53 PM CST  

the mets need to make some kind of move to upgrade their starting pitching. this is not what I was thinking though

Chris Goudoras 1:22 PM CST  

I hated him taken up space in KC. As long as he's not making the ridiculous 8MM he made last year, and as long as he doesn't go any higher that New Orleans I'm fine with this.