The Mets Booster Club down in Port St. Lucie held a meeting on Monday and had a very special guest, new Mets manager, Terry Collins, who hinted about what could happen with Oliver Perez. According to CFoD reader and Booster Club member, Larry Licastri, the question of what role Perez will have on the 2011 team came up.
Kudos to the person who asked it. Many of us would like to know whether or not he will be a part of the team. It has been rumored that he could get cut if he does not have a great spring.
Well, it seems, as Larry posted on FB that “he will be called on to come out of the pen to face left handers, hoping to fill in somewhat for Pedro [Feliciano]”.
Oh because that has worked out so well in the past. I mean, there really is nothing that can be done outside of dropping him like a bad habit. A very bad habit. The Mets will have to pay him no matter what. If Perez can prove to be some type of decent reliever, then why not? However, knowing how predictably bad Perez is, I’m not sure this is a move I would make. If the Mets are not in contention, then no harm, no foul. If they are, plenty of harm.
Larry and his wife, who is also the Vice President of the Booster Club, Dora liked what they saw and heard from Collins. They believe the Mets have that fire back in the dugout where it has seriously been lacking.
If you are heading to Port St. Lucie to see the Mets during Spring Training, consider becoming a member of the Booster Club, especially if you make the trip every year. You can visit them on Facebook or on their website for more information. They have great events and great road trips.