Monday, May 10, 2010

Oliver Perez is Unbelievable

Oliver Perez is a modern marvel of baseball achievement. What he does each time he steps on the mound is a spectacle that is unlike any pitcher you will see this season. Who else can only give up 2 hits and 7 walks in less than 4 full innings of baseball? Who do you know that can secure a multi-year, multi-million dollar contract for basically pitching one good season? Who can lose 7-8 mph on their fastball in a matter of months without any sign of injury, weight gain or major crisis?

There's only one who can and his name is Oliver Perez.

Now I'm not going to complain about the Mets loss yesterday. They were up against Tim Lincecum after back to back walk off wins so it was expected that they might fall short.What I'm going to whine about is the fact that Oliver Perez does not deserve to be in the major leagues at this point. I'm willing to have Manny Acosta as my fifth starter just to keep Oliver Perez from pitching.

Perez is a headcase who you could deal with because of his great velocity and pitch movement, but now those two lone bright sides have disappeared. It's time for the Mets to bite the bullet on his contract and do what's best for the team instead of hoping their investment magically resurrects.

Whether it's Takahashi, Acosta, Nieve or some guy from the minors, I'd rather see them pitching every 5th day than Oliver Perez. He was a risk the day they signed him and now the risk has vastly outweighed the reward.

Cut the dead wait, Omar. Perez is a sinking ship.

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