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.