Oliver Perez

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    The Sleazy Mets

    Last month, Mets GM Sandy Alderson called R.A. Dickey "one of our two core players" in the Mets organization - the other, of course, being David Wright. On Thursday, Alderson changed his tone: "It would be a little unusual to trade Cy Young winner " - everyone is assuming, rightfully so I think, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    Jerry Manuel Has Great Year, Gets Fired By the Mets Anyway

    ​Bye-bye, Jerry. Lost so far in the blizzard of post-Omar Minaya commentary is real discussion about whether or not Jerry Manuel should also have been fired. For those of us who like and respect Manuel and think he did a good job of keeping a potential circus atmosphere under control, the ques ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Are the Mets Looking for a Reason to Dump Carlos Beltran?

    ​When is a controversy not a controversy? Offhand, we'd say when it hasn't stirred up any controversy. Carlos Beltran's sacrifice fly Wednesday gave the Mets a 3-2 win over the Nationals, and you'd think that in a season of such unrelenting disappointment that might be a high note. But fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: When Will Baseball Stop Using History as Performance Barometer?

    ​After slicing through the Red Sox like they were a middle school softball team, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim of the greater state of California as part of the United States, Eastern Hemisphere of Earth within the Milky Way, will face the Bronx Bombers in the first game of the ALCS this F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2009

    Tampa Bay Resumes Role as Pain in My Ass

    ​So we're back to this again, huh? Tampa Bay just secured a place on my fantasy team of "People to Kill." Or rather, I think this is more in line with what I have in mind. Saturday's game between the Yanks and the Devil Rays (which is what I'm back to calling them for the next day of the sea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    Free Ferry Rides to U.S. Open Can Also Take You to View Mets' Collapse

    How about a free boat ride to Mets games over the next two weeks? Yes, New York Water Taxi says they're for the U.S. Open in Flushing, but if you don't mind a bit of a walk that's still a free boat (and bus!) ride to the near vicinity of Citi Field, and it only takes 35 minutes. Then, for their nex ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 15, 2009


    The Washington Nationals take on the Mets’ fearsome foursome

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Mets Pitching for 2009

    Here's an incredible thought. If the 2009 Mets play like they did through 145 games in each of the last two seasons, they could win the National League's Eastern Division title -- or at least make the playoffs -- by simply going 9-8 over their last 17 games. That would be a two-game improvement over ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Could the Feds Cash In on Citi's Mets Stadium Deal?

    Given that construction of the Mets' new stadium began under a cloud of controversy about its name, it's probably fitting that that's all anyone can talk about as its first Opening Day approaches. So far, we've had Congressmen and newspaper columnists demanding that the Treasury Department force Cit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Perez Re-Ups with Mets

    The Mets have been so busy signing relievers that they almost forgot to re-sign Oliver Perez. It's good news for Mets fans that today they reportedly locked the starter into a 3-year, potentially $36 million contract. In 2006 the Mets brought Perez on as a 2-10 washout from Pittsburgh, and he manne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008
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    August 17, 2008

    Mild Relief: Mets Deal for Ayala (1-8, 5.77 ERA)

    The New York Mets famously have trouble with their bullpen. When closer Billy Wagner is out, the problem approaches crisis. This was made painfully clear on July 22, when Mets ace Johan Santana saw a quality start thrown away by the remaining Mets relievers. (Maybe that's why Santana has pitched tw ... More >>

  • News

    July 9, 2008

    The Houses That Ruthlessness Built

    Welcome to middling baseball in sleek new cathedrals

  • News

    October 17, 2006

    Seven Days in Shea

    Why do the Mets keep torturing us?

  • NYC Life

    October 3, 2006

    It's One, Two, Three Games You're Out

    Lesson for Yanks, Mets: Kenny Rogers can happen to the best of us