Yankees Have Some Interest In Oliver Perez

Here's one for the back pages and talk show hosts. The Yankees have discussed Oliver Perez as a potential cheap addition, according to Jon Heyman of SI.com (on Twitter). However, GM Brian Cashman doesn't seem enthused about the 29-year-old left-hander.

The Mets released Perez earlier today, eating his $12MM contract and ending his inconsistent five-year stint in New York. If the Yankees sign Perez, they would be responsible for paying him the MLB minimum salary and their crosstown rivals would be responsible for about $11.6MM.

Longtime Met Pedro Feliciano (upper arm) and Boone Logan (back) have dealt with soreness this spring, but both lefties made progress in recent days. It seems likely that Cashman was simply being diligent when he considered Perez.


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329 Comments on "Yankees Have Some Interest In Oliver Perez"


Devern Hansack
4 years 5 months ago

Brian Cashman: can he pitch?

Doing it wrong.

4 years 5 months ago

Please don’t

YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 5 months ago

Oh, this would just be precious.

4 years 5 months ago

We like this here in Queens.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

And I’m sure Ollie likes the team in Queens is paying him $11.6 million wherever he goes

4 years 5 months ago

I’m sure he does also. Just like Bobby Bonilla likes that same team who’s paying him $1.2MM til 2035.

4 years 5 months ago

Mets owed Bonilla $6mil and instead put that money into Madoff’s fun and turned it into a whole lot more. So paying him $25 mil over 25 years, 15 years later, is probably a drop in the bucket of what they invested with Bonilla’s savings.

Now, with Madoff gone, they can’t do those things anymore.

4 years 5 months ago

*fund

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

No… you had it right the first time, LOL

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

you have to wonder if he is even going to get that money though with all the law suits to the mets and to madoff.

andrewyf
4 years 5 months ago

That’s exactly the kind of money the lawsuit is suing for, and will get.

The Mets are screwed in so many ways it’s not even funny.

I look forward to the day when crooks like the Wilpons are out of baseball and the Mets are in the hands of competent ownership. I would like to root for two NY teams instead of just one. I would also accept a new team based in Brooklyn.

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

i feel the same way of my chicago teams…im a sox fan first and now that the cubs have an owner who actually knows baseball and hopefully they get a GM who is not dumb as brick in there soon i can root for both and not feel bad about it..

Whats funny is the wilpons are being sued for 1 bill and the MLB and selig bails them out a bit yet wont let the dodgers owners borrow money. And allows loria to do what he does in florida. The the wilpons who are smart business owners and had financial analysts telling them not to do business with madoff and selig didnt step in. So while the wilpons make money thousands of americans are in poor houses because of one of the biggest criminals in recent history in madoff and his family.

So we have the wilpons (bad owners) The Mccourts(bad owers) Loria(bad owner) and yet selig wont let mark cuban own a team for some reason.

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 5 months ago

Now that Selig has your approval to base a team in Brooklyn, now us New Yorkers can breath a sigh of relief…New York Times Headline: “Andrew Accepts MLB Team in Brooklyn: Now We Can Rejoice!” Wow, and I thought I was an arrogant Yankees fan…

andrewyf
4 years 5 months ago

Wow, I never knew I had that kind of power.

My next decree is to ban commenting on MLBTR, to prevent paul_oneills_lovechild from ever making a travesty of the medium ever again.

paul_oneills_lovechild
4 years 5 months ago

Unfortunately, your power only resides in Kings County, remember?!?! I am omnipotent in the remaining universe. Say what you mean, write what you say…then, perhaps you won’t sound like a pompous windbag by utilizing the wrong diction. I did, however, like your usage of travesty. If I were still teaching, I would give you 2 gold stars for that, Andy Pants!!

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

I am a Mets fan and disagree with you… it is EXTREMELY funny.

4 years 5 months ago

I can’t imagine a worse place for Ollie to rebuild his value.

iheartyourfart
4 years 5 months ago

he may not have much of a choice

3rdStrike
4 years 5 months ago

Uh…why?

SierraM363
4 years 5 months ago

Maybe they should just bring Igawa up. Both are equally atrocious.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

No…. Ollie is the worst pitcher in the majors or minors right now. The Ducks would cut him after a month.

4 years 5 months ago

Igawa’s back in Japan attending to issues you may have heard about. No chance he goes anywhere but back to AAA once he comes back to the U.S. He isn’t even on the 40 man roster.

Junior El Fuerte Salazar
4 years 5 months ago

This gives me hope to sign a minor league contract

andrewyf
4 years 5 months ago

“GM Brian Cashman doesn’t seem enthused about the 29-year-old left-hander.”

As always, Brian Cashman is the lone voice of reason in the Yankees front office.

I have no idea how the Red Sox finished so far behind the Yankees the past two years. 95% of the Yankee front office is borderline-StevePhillips.

Susana Crespo
4 years 5 months ago

LOLOLOLOL

stl_cards16
4 years 5 months ago

Now this would be fun to see!

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

I think it would be more fun to see Perez succeed wherever he goes and that team is only paying him 3% of his salary. I don’t see him succeeding anywhere though.

4 years 5 months ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE…the yankees are that concerned about their bullpen that they look at perez…if they were concerned they’d look at olli and just say what a joke and move to a new person to help them…if the mets payed him 12 million a year i can only imagine how much tthe yankees will pay him hahahaha cant wait to see what happens here

PS i knew all of those years pitching all of those innings would catch up to pedro…good luck to you, yankees people

Dr. Frank N Furter
4 years 5 months ago

pretty sure it’d be a minor deal, not that he’ll be put into bullpen immediately. Our bullpen looks good as is

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Wow….Yanks signing a left-handed pitcher who normally throws in the low to mid 90’s to a minor lge contract for the minimum (less than $500k) while the Mets pay himthe remaining $11.5 mil? Gee what an awful idea.

Can you imagine if Castillo makes the Phillies and isn’t awful, and actually becomes an assett off the bench for the Phillies when Utley returns? Can you imagine if Yanks sign Perez is sent to AAA and after a couple of months gets his velocity up to 93-93 mph and shows an ability to pitch at a 4.00 FIP in a limited loogy role at lge minimum.

Gee, that would suck….for a Mets fan.

4 years 5 months ago

he throws no wheres near low to mid 90s get your facts straight…have you seen him lately its low to mid 80s, and i dont thing mr slappy will be an asset especially replacing some one as great as utley. utley is going to take a while to return, so he is basically replacing him. do you realize how long it has been since perez has been a decent pitcher…its been 4 years now…i doubt he will ever return to form…good luck if you honestly think he is worth even a minor league contract

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

My bad on the velocity. He hasn’t been there in a couple of years. Point still remains. It’s a minor lge deal. It’s for $400k. And he’s a lefty who can throw 88-90 mph which is still an assett.

Here’s a news flash and it’s one that maybe you Mets fans can suck on. GOOD TEAMS are looking to sign your multi-million dollar mistakes to take on the responsibilties of role players and organization depth. One man’s disasterous signing can be another man’s Aaron Small or Aaron Boone.

It made perfectly good sense for the Mets, who need to rebuild and remove as many distractions out of the club house, to release Castillo and Perez. It makes even more sense for GOOD TEAMS with possible injury concerns to sign either of those two for $400k to add depth to their teams. If they fail, so what? Big difference between failing while getting paid $5 mil to $12 mil vs getting paid $400k.

4 years 5 months ago

your right on every thing else now but he will never be an asset no matter his price…face it olli sucks

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Says you. Either way. It’s $400k for a “looksy” as opposed to $11.6 mil so relax. You’re done with him.

4 years 5 months ago

Nope. It’s $12mil. It’s only $11.6 if the Yankees pay the Mets $400K to “looksie” at how awful he is. He throws 86 and they are not strikes. Enjoy.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

Must be nice to have a 200 million dollar payroll.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Considering the Yankees have won a championship in the past 10 years (actually I can say in the past 2 but whatever) which is 1 more than the Mets and have made the playoffs 9 times which is 8 more than the Mets, I don’t mind it too much.

Must be nice to have the highest NL payroll in baseball the past 10 seasons and have a grand total of 1 playoff appearance. Please, is a Met fan really accusing how the Yankees do financially?

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

Try 85-87 mph and you’re in the ballpark. His pitches won’t be for long though in Yankee Stadium. This is the same guy who got shelled in the Mexican League all winter by the way. He’s not worth the league minimum, because he’s not worth a roster spot. Don’t try to rationalize it, just slowly tiptoe away.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Here’s some homework for you. Pull up how many lefties are pitching in the majors this year. Then check out how many of them can throw at or above 90 mph. Then, ask how many of them can be had for $400k. Ok?

If Perez is signed for $400k and is sent to minors to work on his stuff AS OPPOSED TO TRYING TO “WIN” GAMES VS MLB PLAYERS IN ST and if he can work out his kinks and get his velocity up to 90-91 mph and have some semblance of control of his FB then he will end up in someones bullpen by July.

Considering that the Yanks’ two lefties, Feliciano and Logan have had nagging little injuries then it makes absolute sense to try and sign him for the minimum.

Sorry to say, but anyone who can’t see this as a depth move/project is simply clueless. It costs nothing at all.

4 years 5 months ago

Dude, stop trying to justify stupidity. Just because you guys signed another one of our burned out lefties, doesn’t mean a second one will work.

He will never have control. Just stop. I would recommend YOU do some homework.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

They didn’t sign him (yet)

4 years 5 months ago

I was talking about Feliciano.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Apparently you didn’t see Feliciano’s numbers against lefties since the Yankees are using him almost strictly as a lefty specialist

.211/.297/.276

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

MB923:

Don’t try to reason with Joe D. The fact that the Yanks plan on use him almost exclusively vs lefties thus not needing to use him for 80-90 appearances is lost on dude. He seems unwilling to understand that different players can perform better under limited roles.

4 years 5 months ago

No, I agree his number are great against lefties. But the Mets used the heck out of him the last 4 years straight (he broke his own record for appearances every year for 3 years). He’s used up. I think he’s going to break down.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

That could happen. But Joe Girardi is a very good bullpen manager unlike Torre. And when I say that i”m referring to how many days rest a player needs, etc. Not what pitchers to bring in, in which he fails more often than succeeds. But I think knows when a guy needs rest and when a guy can pitch. He doesn’t overuse his pitchers.

4 years 5 months ago

We’ll see. I agree, Girardi is definitely better there. But, given that Feliciano is already having issues, I’d say the warning signs are appearing.

thevauntedchris
4 years 5 months ago

Fails more than he succeeds? That’s ridiculous. Once in a while, when a pitcher is brought in and gives up a homerun, people will harp on the decision. It’s easy to forget the countless times a pitcher comes in and just does his job. Nothing sexy there and nothing to b*tch at. These guys are relief pitchers after all. They are going to give up some runs. Managing a bullpen is very easy. Go by the numbers. I believe he does this MOST of the time. But even going by the numbers will bite you once in a while, because those numbers aren’t 0.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Okay well maybe I went overboard on that. But he is NOT good whatsoever at doing it. I don’t think he’s a very good manager but I think he knows how to handle his players. When to start, when to rest, etc.

And I have to completely disagree with you when you say managing is a bullpen is very easy. The only time it’s very easy is when you’re team is winning by 3 or less runs in the 9th innings because everyone knows what pitcher you go to.

thevauntedchris
4 years 5 months ago

No. It’s very easy to select the best option for the situation if you understand the numbers. That doesn’t mean it will always work out, but you can always put yourself in the best position for it to work out. That’s why there are huge binders of numbers on the bench. There is no excuse to continue making bad bullpen decisions unless someone is injured. That is why people hated Joe Torre. I wanted Girardi to be the manager because I thought he was the more saber-metrically inclined of the choices. I got worried after the first year, but he’s gotten better.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

As I said, it’s not Always easy. It depends on several things. The score, the inning, the lineup and who’s due up, pinch hitters if available, what bullpen arms need work or need rest. It’s not always easy. I’m not saying it’s very difficult but it is far far from easy.

Now if you’re winning a game 10-0 or so in the late innings, I would say it’s easy. But if it’s a tie or close ball game in say the 6th – 7th innings, I wouldn’t’ call it easy by any means.

thevauntedchris
4 years 5 months ago

Alot of what you just said agrees with me without you even realizing it. All of those things play into the numbers I’m suggesting. The other things like inning, score, etc are the things that managers try to over think and be cute, usually getting them in trouble. If pitcher A has the best numbers against batter B, why does it matter if you use him in the 8th or the 5th, tie score or down by 2? It doesn’t. The stats suggest he is your best option to get that hitter out, no matter what the situation. I’m going to take a guess and say you are probably someone who thinks a “closer” should always be used in the 9th?

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

“The other things like inning, score, etc are the things that managers try to over think and be cute, usually getting them in trouble” – This makes your entire point of it being “very easy” moot then. It wouldn’t require over thinking if it was very easy.

“If pitcher A has the best numbers against batter B, why does it matter if you use him in the 8th or the 5th, tie score or down by 2? It doesn’t. ” – What the hell do you mean it doesn’t matter? Of course it matters what inning it is. Are you telling me blowing a lead in the 5th inning has an equal impact of blowing a lead in an 8th inning as the rest of the game goes?

“I’m going to take a guess and say you are probably someone who thinks a “closer” should always be used in the 9th? ” – Is that what I said?

Again, my point was, managing a bullpen is not easy.

thevauntedchris
4 years 5 months ago

You said: “This makes your entire point of it being “very easy” moot then. It wouldn’t require over thinking if it was very easy.”

That is just completely not true. Over-thinking something makes it neither hard nor easy. You are giving managers too much credit. Alot of them over manage bullpens.

It’s obvious you aren’t understanding the point, therefore arguing things I’m not even saying. Blowing a lead in the 5th vs the 8th is completely irrelevant to any discussion we’ve had. Our discussions are based in choosing pitchers. I actually don’t even know what you are saying anymore, so I don’t know how to respond.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

“Blowing a lead in the 5th vs the 8th is completely irrelevant to any discussion we’ve had”

Forgive me for adding blowing the lead, but this is what you asked before- “If pitcher A has the best numbers against batter B, why does it matter if you use him in the 8th or the 5th, tie score or down by 2? ” It shouldn’t take a rocket scientist to answer this or even respond to this.

Again, read this ONE LAST TIME- Managing a bullpen is not easy.

Your first reply to me featured this “Managing a bullpen is very easy”. Now I’ve already made arguments on why it’s not, and your responses just help me prove my point even more.

thevauntedchris
4 years 5 months ago

Honestly man, not one thing I’ve said supports any point you’ve made. This has turned into a typical internet argument where no one wins. You are off completely on a separate tangent now. We’ll agree to disagree. Maybe you can reread everything later and see what I’m actually saying. My point is that a computer could basically manage a bullpen as effectively as a human manager, therefore making it not that difficult. I believe that, because a computer would choose the best pitcher for the situation based on statistics. You obviously don’t feel that way. That’s fine, but don’t say anything I’ve said supports your points, because then I’m going to have to question your reading comprehension skills.

4 years 5 months ago

and never will

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Cashman won’t. And i hope Hank for once does not disagree.

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

“Here’s some homework for you. Pull up how many lefties are pitching in the majors this year. Then check out how many of them can throw at or above 90 mph. Then, ask how many of them can be had for $400k. Ok?” those lefties that throw in the mid 80’s to low 90’s also have pin point control of their fast ball that is also not flat. Usually they have a wipe out change up and a ++ slider or curve. Ollie on the other hand throws a low 80’s flat fastball with no controll and has no secondary pitches to mention.

And you mention getting his velocity up to the 90-91 MPH range. Coming from 85ish mph it take a long time to move up 5-6+ MPH on a pitch. not just a few starts or weeks in the minors.

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

What has Freddy Garcia done to you my friend? Look, I realize that as a Yankee fan, you feel you know everything in the world, and so I wouldn’t expect anything less. But I’m not trying to one-up you. This is a warning. His days of throwing 95 ended in Pittsburgh. His days of throwing 90+ ended soon after he signed that contract. That’s where homework really helps. Contrary to the misconception that the Mets released Ollie mainly because the fans wanted it, the truth is, management really treated him well this spring. He said he wanted to start, they said sure, prove you can. He couldn’t. Then they said, okay, try working out of the bullpen. He couldn’t do that either. He refused to go to the minors to work on his stuff last year, and to be honest, now it would probably be stealing a spot from a more deserving candidate. Even at his best, he was always volatile on the mound, and now that he’s older and wiser, he’s coupled that volatility with a mid-80’s fastball. His true versatility lies in his ability to either walk the bases loaded or give up back to back homers. He’s never had good command (save for maybe 2004, and even then he wasn’t a control freak), and now he doesn’t even have a good fastball to go with it. It takes a special kind of player to put up seasons as statistically mind-numbing as his, and if Mr. Fly-Ball-Walks-a-Lot couldn’t sneak by in big empty Citi Field, in the land of no DH, thinking he could serve as any legitimate depth in the most pressured packed environment in baseball is foolish, because just about any schmo you decide to trot out there is bound to be better. You can probably find better depth in the broadcast booth. Some players, you take fliers on. Others, you just don’t waste your time.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

After saying all that maybe you don’t understand that I never argued against the reasons the Mets released. My eyes are wide open in that he is a longshot. Makes perfect sense for the Mets to release him. No arguement there. For the Yanks, it’s depth move and no more. He earns his keep. Great. He struggles then he gets released from the AAA team. SO what?

alphakira
4 years 5 months ago

Following your posts constantly is like a guidebook as to why Yankee fans are looked at as the most ignorant and obnoxious in the sport.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Weren’t you the Met fan that said Castillo doesn’t suck?

alphakira
4 years 5 months ago

Not at all…Weren’t you the guy that said Angel Pagan was the next Willie Mays?

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

I’m not a Met fan. Nice try.

MaineSox
4 years 5 months ago

You’re full of it, I’m a Sox fan and YFS78 is one of the Yanks fans on here that I can usually agree with and even when I don’t agree he still makes a reasonable argument. Just because you don’t agree with someone doesn’t mean that they are ignorant or obnoxious.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Owned lol. I agree with him a lot too. And even you from time to time. We may have disagreements but at least we can provide valid points. You hear me?

MaineSox
4 years 5 months ago

Definitely, nothing wrong with a healthy debate.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah and at least you listen to what I say unlike the other guy (hope he reads this, and he knows who he is)

4 years 5 months ago

Why would a true Mets fan discourage the skankees from signing this true hidden gem. Ollie is a steal cashman. SIGN OLLIE NOWWWWWW. LOLOLOL

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

Just remember….it’s your Mets who are paying him. I’d LOLOLOL if he succeeded wherever he went. I hope he doesn’t go to the Yankees, but wherever if he goes, I’d LOLOLOL at the Mets for paying him that much.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

Minaya was fired… Ollie was the reason. What doesn’t add up for you? Ollie has an awful work ethic, lost his stuff and probably has a shot arm. No chance at success, better to give the minor league innings to a prospect.

MB923
4 years 5 months ago

That’s why I said I hope he doesn’t go to the Yankees. I suggest they stay away from him as far as possible lol. It was YFS78 saying it’s a good move, not me.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

Good point… either way, Minaya gave you guys plenty of reasons to laugh at us over the years. Ollie succeeding would be like Pavano to the Kenny Rogers power….

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

if he refused to go to the minors last year with the mets what makes you think he would take a minor league deal? and the most recent thought is that castillo is not a lock to make the roster and he would opt for free agency and not go to the minors

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

There is no guarantee. What IS a guarantee is that Cashman isn’t going to sign him to a mlb deal and place him on the 25 man. So either he takes it or he doesn’t. Either way, it wouldn’t hurt the Yanks one bit.

I would be shocked, if at this point, Perez is still unwilling to take a minor league deal. I’m sure he might ask for some sort of opt out clause if he isn’t called up by July or something but who cares? If a team doesn’t call him up by July then chances are it’s because he wasn’t progressing enough in the minors.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

Because Ollie is a head case, a clubhouse cancer and has a horrible attitude. Why waste the time and effort that can be better spent grooming actual talent?

greggofboken
4 years 5 months ago

If you are able to imagine these things easily, Ken Kesey would have enjoyed your presence on some bus trips.

4 years 5 months ago

Only a clueless Yankee fan would think he throws low to mid-90s at this point. He touched 85 this Spring – and that pitch ended up 6 feet outside the zone. Dude, you should try watching the sport and/or doing some research. You might sound less dumb.

The only way Castillo is an asset is if they need someone to hold the bat on his shoulder in the box during warm ups – he’s excellent at that.

4 years 5 months ago

thak youu…yankees fans get so technical they sit there and only think of the price of things watch the friggen game for the fun

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

I did. It was fun winning 95 games and fun watching the Mets do their best impersonation of M.A.S.H meets Days of Our Lives. Now that’s entertainment!

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Ok. I will admit I was wrong with the velocity. He threwabout 88 to 90 mph on average last year.

However, I’m far from dumb and my comments make sense, regardless of how you feel.

Answer me this question. What harm does it cause for ANY team to sign a lefty w/ mlb experience that can throw at or near 90 mph to a $400k minor lge deal? I’ll wait…

4 years 5 months ago

Answer: Does no harm.

However, Oliver Perez will not throw at or near 90. What’s your retort, oh wise YankeesFan.

I’ll wait.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

If he was averaging 88 mp last year. Was throwing 86 mph duing spring training then why is it impossible to think he can get it up to 90 mph with some work in the minors? And if not, so what, it’s $400k spent and a AAA roster spot.

4 years 5 months ago

Because I’ve been watching him for the last two years… the man is not sharp enough to understand his own problems.

I sat at a game that he pitched (hah – that’s an insult to every pitcher), where he didn’t get ONE out. He threw 51 pitches in the first inning. None faster than 88 MPH, in the heat, in the middle of the summer. He’s not gonna touch 90. He will have no idea where his pitches are going. He is not worth the Yankees time. He is not worth Los Tomatillos of the Mexican League’s time.

He is a lost cause.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Ok so what? Someone will pay him $400k to see if their minor lge pitching coaches and fix whatever is wrong. If he is interested in another mlb contract in 2012 then he will either listen or be out of baseball.

I’ll restate this. The Mets were 100% right in their decision to cut ties with him. But as hard as it is to find decent lefties, all 29 teams should at least kick the tires and take a chance for $400k and stick him in the minors.

4 years 5 months ago

You know, I hope they sign him. I hope he makes your team. That’s all I have to say.

Foo Philly
4 years 5 months ago

No pitching coach is going to fix his velocity that’s suddenly disappeared. If he does end up in the Bronx, have fun cursing him out whe he walks the bases loaded.

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

aga he does not throw anywhere close to 90 mph…he throws in the mid to low 80’s and can touch 86 but with no controll at all….even if he some how can get it up to 90 he would never be able to control it

metsman
4 years 5 months ago

Spin it any way you want, but Perez is not Castillo, he isn’t worth the league minimum, he’s subtraction by addition. He’s not worth the space in the Staten Island clubhouse either. I used to defend him, but after everything it seems a clear case of someone who took the money and ran. They should take that 400 k or whatever and donate it to charity. Nothing against the Yankees, I just want the guy to disapear.

4 years 5 months ago

haha thats why olli had negative points last year on fantasy hahahaha

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

I never said it WASN’T a good idea for the Mets to release him. The sooner “Met’s fan” can understand the discussion and realize the various differences between the reason he was signed to the Mets and the pay he received vs whatever team he signs with and the role he will play with them, then the better we will all be and we can move on to something else.

jwsox
4 years 5 months ago

whats the point of signing olli when they have freddy garcia who actually won games last season

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Freddy is a RH starter. Perez would be a LF reliever pitching in AAA and avail if someone is injured.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

“LH”

GilWasTheMan
4 years 5 months ago

Met fans have no fear of that happening try something else to get us riled.
hahaha. both are washed up long ago

Spirit of '69
4 years 5 months ago

Castillo and Perez really, really suck. Nothing would suck more if the Mets kept them. If the Yanks are so desperate that they would even allow themselves to be mentioned in the same breath as Perez then Theo is laughing hardest. Perez hasn’t gotten out of the mid-80s this Spring. But go ahead, grab him.

4 years 5 months ago

HA that’ll never happen. Luis’ SLG% has been UNDER .300 for the last 3 yrs. He has maybe hit 3 true doubles in that span. Mets front office let him go when they did b/c they HOPED he’d end up in Philly. Thats the only way the Mets front office will recoup any of that 6MM, by helping us on another division rival. Thank you Philly.

guydavis
4 years 5 months ago

You should take a hint at how much hatred the mention of Ollie’s name in a positive light is bringing up. You’re right in saying that a 400k reclamation project for a young lefty is fine… on paper. If I was you I would be scared, ESPECIALLY as other bullpen lefties are having injuries, that he’d one day pitch for my team. I mean the Mets are way out of it and didn’t want him.. the Yankees are meant to be competing.

Darkest Passenger
4 years 5 months ago

You have a vivid imagination! Typical Yankees fan, probably hasn’t seen a National League game not involving the Yankees or the World Series in his life.