Time To Say Goodbye To Ollie?

Oliver Perez started today and had a decent outing… after giving up 3 runs without an out to start the game. There’s talk that this could be his last start as a Met.

The rumor is that he’ll be asked to take a spot in the bullpen as a “situational” lefty. But when asked by the media about being a reliever Perez said ” All my career I am a starter and I’m a starter now.” Sounds a lot like the selfish, non-team player who refused to go to the minors last year to try to clean up his game.

Manager Terry Collins will meet with pitching coach Dan Warthen and general manager Sandy Alderson to figure out what the next step with perez should be. There was a time not too long ago where I would have opined he should be given every chance possible. But the bad performances backed by the attitude he seems to have (he seems to think “I shouldn’t have to prove I’m a major leaguer”) has me thinking it’s time to say good riddance to this joke.

Tags: , , , ,

If you enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment or subscribe to the feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.


I still say wait till the last day of spring training to cut him. On the other hand, we do not need Luis Castillo that is obvious, all 3 others vying for the job are serviceable. Daniel Murphy at this point would have to be futile in the field. He has the most pow and power. Justin Turner is impressive but has options so will start in Buffalo. Brad Emaus is a Rule 5 so they have to decide if he is worth the roster spot. Rubin Tejada is a terrific fielder but his bat is Luis Castillo light (if that’s possible). They should not rush him…start him in Binghamton and let him play every day. Otherwise he will never develop. So I say Murphy is your starter and hopefully Emaus is your backup but they need to play him more in the spring to figure if he is major league ready.

Leave a comment