Mets, Oliver Perez Agree To Terms

2:50pm: Sherman says the Mets floated various packages that could total $44MM over four years, but Boras and Perez preferred the shorter term at the higher salary.

1:18pm: Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets and Perez have agreed to terms on a three-year, $36MM deal (no fourth-year option).  Sherman says the signing "all but assures" Pedro Martinez will not be re-signed.  You have to figure Ben Sheets is also out.

You know the story with Perez: only 27 years old, with a strong strikeout rate but plenty of walks and home runs allowed.

12:44pm: Matthew Cerrone’s sources say the Mets are "close to finalizing" a deal with Perez, perhaps for three years at no more than $12MM per.  Jon Heyman terms it as "on the verge."

11:42am: According to Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are "moving closer" to signing free agent lefty Oliver Perez.  The Mets hope for a three-year deal but a fourth-year vesting option "remains possible."  Rosenthal says the Mets are "cautiously optimistic" about re-signing Perez.  If Perez has another serious suitor, it hasn’t been leaked to the public.

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