Mr. Inconsistent Is Back

By / February 2, 2009 / Hot Stove

For all who wanted Oliver Perez back, congrats, you got him. Joel Sherman from the New York Post reported the deal earlier.

Scott Boras and company decided that it would be smart to sign the New York Mets three year, $36 million deal.

Wow! I could’ve told him to. It is not like anybody else was pursuing Perez. Boras was just making up rumors to get the Mets to go higher.

Now I want to see Perez pitch like he should. I do not want inconsistencies. I expect and demand top notch pitching or he will be moved. This could be the end for Pedro Martinez. Any thoughts of him coming back could now be squashed. They really would not need him and he would not sign a minor league deal anyway.

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Ed Leyro

So the rotation is four of last year’s starters plus Redding/Garcia in lieu of Pedro. Considering Pedro only won five games in 20 starts and couldn’t go past six innings, I figure Redding/Garcia should be an improvement. All we need from Ollie is for him to think he’s facing the Braves, Philthies or Yankees when he’s facing the Nationals, Pirates and all the other lower-echelon teams and he can go back to winning 15 games as he did in 2007. I’m glad Omar hasn’t had to commit more than three years to any of his signings this year, especially after giving Martinez and Wagner that fourth year only to watch them succumb to injuries.

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Nilvio

Hey Ed, which Garcia are you talking about? I am sorry, I have been away from the sports world for 21 days and have no clue what has happened.

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Ed Leyro

I’m referring to Freddy Garcia, who had most of his success with the Mariners. They signed him to a minor league contract and will give him the opportunity to compete for the fifth starter’s job in spring training. He’s not too old (32 years old), but he’s been injured the past two seasons, while Redding has been healthy. Garcia’s contract is loaded with incentives. Should he attain them all, he would earn approximately $8 million in 2009.

Tanya posted a blog on Garcia’s signing back on January 22 if you want to read more about it.

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Nilvio

Thanks Ed. I appreciate you getting back to me. Garcia, not bad, low risk. He needs to pitch well to make the big club. And if he gets hurt or can’t hack it, then no big deal. Maybe he pitches like he did 4 years ago.

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