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 manned up in that year’s NLCS. He’s been good if a touch fragile since, and he’s young (28) and healthy. Now all we have to do if get CitiGroup’s name off the new ballpark, and get the Obama Administration to nationalize it so we can afford to attend games.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on February 2, 2009