For the Mets to return to the NLCS or go beyond they will need big years from a lot of people, perhaps none more than “Oliver Perez”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=6945. The Mets have age on the front and, and inexperience and ineffective questions on the back end.
“I thought I showed them something last year,” Perez said. “I’ve been working hard. I want to show them I can pitch here.”
Perez has all the tools and has tasted success before his career was derailed in large part by coaching in Pittsburgh that wanted to change him into a finesse pitcher.
I believe a key for the Mets to repeat will be a big year from Perez.
Perez will start today against Detroit, followed by Alay Soler, Billy Wagner, Aaron Heilman and Jon Adkins.