Report: Perez Survives Cut, Moves To Mets’ Bullpen

NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Oliver Perez is inching closer and closer to the end of his Mets’ career.

Mets manager Terry Collins met with general manager Sandy Alderson on Wednesday to make a decision on the 29-year-old.

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, “most decision-makers believe that it is time to cut Perez.” Instead, the Mets decided to give Perez a shot at the wide-open lefty specialist competition.

“According to a source, the end will most likely come after two relief appearances,” wrote Martino, “provided those appearances are not shockingly stellar.”

Oliver Perez allowed his first four batters to reach and gave up three runs in the first before settling down with two scoreless innings against the Houston Astros on Tuesday. Not the type of outing that gave the Mets confidence.

Perez, when asked if he should get one more start, replied, “What do you think? Yes.”

Coming off an 0-5 record with a 6.80 ERA last season, Perez is owed $12 million in the final season of his contract.

“I’m ready for everything,” Perez said. “We have to talk first. I feel real good starting games, like I have all my career.”

Does Ollie deserve more than two relief appearances? Let us know in the comments below…

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  1. Omar says:

    Unless he has a buyout clause in his contract, the $12 million is guaranteed and therefore should be treated as a SUNK COST. They would be better off cutting him now and trying to find out who can start and who they can find to be a left specialist. Keeping him around the team just contributes to the losing.

    This is coming from a Yankees fan. Go for #28!

  2. oh wait says:

    at least you got felciano, oh wait.

    go yanks

  3. Christopher says:

    WAKE UP!
    It is NOT wasting twelve million dollars. Potentially it is saving many times more. Perez is a diseased player and disease spreads. On a personal level I will not be purchasing tickets if the chance of viewing brooding Oliver still exsist.

  4. chud says:

    We understand Sandy Alderson is trying to get something, anything for Perez. But there comes a time when you have to fumigate the clubhouse. I think that time is near

  5. Chester says:

    Make a statement to the Met fan base. Release him IMMEDIATELY!

    1. Johnny Flash says:

      What fan base? The little fan base the Mets had already abandoned ship like rats on a sinking vessel, they’re the first running out. The Mets do not have loyal fans.

      Those fans from the ’60’s & early ’70’s are all dead. Now you have these bang wagon Mets fans. They’re Mets fans when the Mets are good, but leave for another team when the Mets are bad, which is most of the time.

      1. John Herling says:

        I’m 62 and very much alive. I was a Brooklyn Dodger fan, and a Met fan from the team’s beginning in 1962. I’m sure I’m far from the only one still going strong.

    2. Edward says:

      what fan base? the few fans the Mets had have already abandoned ship like rats on a sinking vessel. Mets fans are not loyaled, they’re fans when the Mets are OK, and bandwagon to another team when the Mets are bad, which is most years.

  6. rich wilson says:

    no he doesn’t deserve anything from this team since he didn’t want to help him by going into the minors. jesus christ eat the 12 million and be done with it. wilpon’s are worth 9 i said 9 billion that’s with a b billion dollars – lets stop talking about this chump change to them and let’s get this team healthy mentally,spiritually and competitively. let’s go mets…. without ollie p the “loser”

    1. Vinnie from the Bronx says:

      yeah, if they were worth that much or something even close to that amount, then why are they in the situation they are in are now where they had to borrowed money from baseball in Novemebr & were asking for money just last month?

      Plus, Einstein, whatever money Wilpon does have is only on paper for owning the Mets, SNY & his firm Sterling Equities Co, which by the way, Wilpon is in debt on all for over 1.3 Billions, that’s right B as in BILLIONS.

      You’re “Let’s Go Mets” chant, which has gotten very old, is very overated, plus its meaningless. Is should be more like “Let’s hope & pray the Mets do not finish in last place”

    2. Vinnie from the Bronx says:

      yeah, if they were worth that much or something even close to that amount, then why are they in the situation they are in are now where they had to borrowed money from baseball in Novemebr & were asking for money just last month?

      Plus, Einstein, whatever money Wilpon does have is only on paper for owning the Mets, SNY & his firm Sterling Equities Co, Which by the way, Wilpon is in debt on all for over $1.3 Billions, that’s right, B, as in BILLIONS.

      You’re “Let’s Go Mets” chant, has gotten very old, is very overated, plus it’s meaningless.

  7. Ivan says:

    Give him to Picard as a down payment on the Madoff payback

  8. mitch says:

    if he doesn’t cut it in the bullpen….don’t release him….12 million bucks is alot of money… he could sell tix at the box office….or help people find their seats…or work in the gift shop……try and get some productivity out of him..!! . why should the mets forfeit their entire investment??

  9. Laurie says:

    CUT HIM NOW- What r u crazy givin this BUM(remember He refused to go down to TRIPLE A last YEAR- Hes a LOSER )Are u delusional thinking he all of a sudden will Be DECENT eveN? this Regime is as Bad and STUPID as the Old MINAYA and CO. Im disguseted- Between BRITTLE washed Up Cant get on the Field BELTRAN- Awful CASTILLO who cant hit a Lick and MADOFF financial Mess- METS R A JOKE aside from IKE and PAGAN

  10. Malingering Mets says:

    Get rid of Ollie. And while yout at it get rid of the malingering Reyes and Beltran.You know they will both spend the majority of the season on the DL How many more ‘One more shots’ can the Mets put up with. Of course Los Mutts have no money to get quality players due to the thieving Wilpon Family that knows nothing, but will some day wind up in jail with their friend Madoff.

  11. Bob Pickles says:

    Release him faster than you can say “Gene Walter.” The Mets have lost so much money as it is, what’s another $12 million at this point?

    1. Keystone says:

      that’s because you have no idea what $12 millions dollar is. It’s not like the $12 bucks you have in your pocket. You also contradicted yourself there by saying the Mets have lost so much, what’s another $12 mil . Well, these are $12 mil the Mets can’t afford to lose because they don’t have $5 mil to spare. They need to try to get something in return on this investment. When it’s not your money Bob Pickles it’s easy to say, release him. Mets payroll is $150 mil, when you order that beer at Citi Field & they say, $20 dollars, you’ll know why.

      1. rich wilson says:

        wilpon’s are worth 9 “B”illion dollars – please stop defending them. 12 million is chumo change if it makes this team more competitive, brings coheasivness and comrodery to the clubhouse. now instead we have a whiner who has yet owned up to anything and after EVERY SINGLE INTERVIEW says i have to get better i know what i have to do. well then let’s do that next start. he can’t he sucks! remember 9 billion dollars they are worth. let’s bring stand up guys who want to work at their craft not spoiled whiners onto this team

      2. Rob S says:

        Cut him now – The return on the investment is the fan base believing the Mets are finally trying to do the right thing. Maybe you will see a few more faces at Citi Field this year. Let somone else have a shot instead of this bum.

  12. paul says:

    Try him in the bullpen as a lefty specialist. If he does not perform well, then release him!

  13. Joe says:

    If you think he deserves another shot than you obviously haven’t paid attention to anything over the past few years. Give anyone a chance to pitch in the starting rotation than Oliver Perez. He’s a proven loser and a pitcher that can’t be relied in the clutch.

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