Oliver Perez and the Mets have reached a preliminary agreement on a $36 million, three-year contract, the Associated Press is reporting.
The deal is subject to the pitcher passing a physical, a person familiar with the talks says, speaking on condition of anonymity because today’s agreement wasn’t final.
The Mets had offered Derek Lowe — another client of agent Scott Boras — a $36 million, three-year contract, but Lowe accepted a $60 million, five-year offer from Atlanta. In addition to Lowe, the Mets also held talks with agents for Tim Redding and Randy Wolf.
Perez was 10-7 with a 4.22 ERA in 34 starts. Although he struck out 180, he also walked 105 in 194 innings.
At times Perez looks like an ace and other days he walks the ballpark. What’s your take on him coming back? Is he finally going to “get it,” or can the Mets expect more of the maddening inconsistency?