THE OLIVER PEREZ CONNUNDRUM

Oliver Perez has no bigger backer than Howard Megdal and Howard has written a great piece on why the Mets should do the right thing and resign Ollie to a long term deal. Howard makes some great points in his article especially when comparing OP to Derek Lowe. I have to say I’m up in the air with re-signing OP. I’d love to have him back in the fold but at what price? If Ollie had an agent who wasn’t a ruthless prick like Scott Boras this would have been worked out already and you would think that OP would want to be a Met as his career which was as close to the dumpster as you can find was revived with the Mets.

I haven’t seen anything written on what kind of contract OP (or should I say Boras) is looking for but one would think it would nothing short of 5 years and in the 30Mil-plus category, for a pitcher who would be a number 3 or number 4 starter on the Mets. The one positive is that Boras and Omar have a good relationship or as good as you can have when I guy wants to hold you up so I would hope that some kind of deal could be worked out as this is a case where both the pitcher and the team need each other.

Check out more on the Ollie Perez debate at NY Baseball Digest.

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  1. Nonameyet says:

    Sorry that you find Boras a prick. Attorneys really get a bad rap. He is good at what he does. Too good at his job? I dont think he can be too good. He does what he clients want and then some. I would think it would be a problem for him if he wasn’t getting the most money and the longest contracts for his clients.

    As for Perez, he is a liability. Plain and simple and we all know why. What about changing the chemistry in this team? I think switching him out for someone else might help..Sure he has good days like like most of them do but how many good days has he had with the Mets?
    If the price is too steep and he can’t be talked down then let him walk.

  2. Nonameyet says:

    Well now that I read the article ,the write does seem to make some good points and if the Mets decide that they want to have patience for Perez and his young age, then I do not think I would complain about it.

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