Was talking to one of the Mets the other day and he said the team gets frustrated when Oliver Perez pitches. When he’s all over the place the game slows down and there’s a lot of standing around in the field. Makes for an ugly game.
He’s got such good stuff that he would be better off to “just throw the damn ball.” Perez gets in trouble when the tries to think too much.
With CC Sabathia weighing in at close to 300 pounds, Perez has a chance to make a pile of money this winter in the FA market. He still can, but he’s pitched nowhere close to where he should be considered “the prize.”