“But keep in mind that Pedro Feliciano and Hisanori Takahashi are both free agents, and that leaves the Mets badly in need of lefty relief. This is not what you imagined Perez would be doing for $12 million in 2011, but the Mets are spending the $12 million already. Perez did hold lefties to a .214 average last year. Of course, being Perez, three of the nine hits he allowed to lefties were homers and he walked more (11) than he struck out (10).

Still, I don’t think it would be outrageous to bring Perez to camp and hope that being in a contract year and being able to focus just on relief gets the Mets some quality innings out of the pen. If it doesn’t, no harm, no foul, just release him then.”

Joel Sherman, speculating on how Oliver Perez could fit in on the 2011 Mets.

Source: New York Post


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