GM Omar Minaya just said he still thinks it’s possible the Mets could avoid arbitration with Oliver Perez. It’s possible they could settle before tomorrow’s hearing. However, he wouldn’t say how optimistic he was.
“We’d rather not go there,’’ Minaya said. “But, it looks like we will.’’
Perez wasn’t talkative yesterday, twice refusing to talk. I did see him talking to a clubhouse attendant asking for directions to St. Petersburg.