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.