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.