Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Saturday, March 08, 2014

Diamondbacks To Sign Oliver Perez

Oliver LOOGYs are signed now.

The Diamondbacks have reached an agreement with left-hander Oliver Perez on a two-year, $4.25MM deal, pending physical. Perez, a client of Scott Boras, will earn $1.75MM for the coming year and $2.5MM in 2015.

Perez, 32, has revitalized his career over the past two seasons as a reliever with the Mariners. He has tallied a 3.16 ERA with 10.7 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 and a 31.8 percent ground-ball rate in 82 2/3 innings in that time. Opposing left-handers have batted .254/.346/.316 against him in that time, while righties have had a tougher time getting on base but slugged at a higher clip with a .237/.309/.411 batting line.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 12:00 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: diamondbacks, free agents, loogy, oliver perez

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. KT's Pot Arb Posted: March 08, 2014 at 05:57 PM (#4668357)
When Kevin Towers just uses money to stock the bullpen, I have no complaints.
   2. Jim Wisinski Posted: March 08, 2014 at 07:19 PM (#4668399)
Plus it looks like a good signing! Not much money, two years is a good length for a reliever, and Perez has been good the last two seasons.
   3. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:49 PM (#4668427)
Oliver Perez is still a guy?
   4. PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth) Posted: March 08, 2014 at 08:57 PM (#4668432)
He was out of baseball for about 15 years, and then reappeared as an effective LOOGY. At least that's how I remember it.
   5. theboyqueen Posted: March 08, 2014 at 09:23 PM (#4668442)
He's really only 32? Is this the same Oliver Perez that used to be on the Pirates?
   6. Lars6788 Posted: March 08, 2014 at 09:26 PM (#4668443)
On the Greg Swindell - Darren Oliver path?

Maybe 10 years later, we'll see Perez continue to pitch effective LOOGY innings for a MLB team.
   7. JJ1986 Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:18 PM (#4668459)
It took awhile, but Oliver Perez, at 31, finally had a season where he was better than Sandy Koufax at the same age.
   8. PreservedFish Posted: March 08, 2014 at 10:32 PM (#4668461)
Didn't Oliver Perez beat Koufax in one of his very early years?

Looking at BR, yes, at age 22 he was definitively better, and probably also at age 20.
   9. Davo Dozier Posted: March 09, 2014 at 02:47 AM (#4668506)
He had a 3.74 ERA in 53 innings last year...but if you throw out this one appearance his ERA drops down to 2.73 in 52.1 innings.
   10. PreservedFish Posted: March 09, 2014 at 02:56 AM (#4668508)
Oliver Perez has about a decade of people saying "if you throw out this one appearance."
   11. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: March 09, 2014 at 09:17 AM (#4668514)
With the Mets, I don't remember him confining his suck to a small number of appearances.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
cardsfanboy
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogAs shifts suppress offense, time has come to consider a rule change
(89 - 3:59am, Jul 25)
Last: bjhanke

NewsblogYadier Molina serves his brother crackers on a plate — home plate
(43 - 3:59am, Jul 25)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogBucs Dugout: Manel: Pirates getting creative with defensive shifts
(8 - 3:53am, Jul 25)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogOTP - July 2014: Republicans Lose To Democrats For Sixth Straight Year In Congressional Baseball Game
(3027 - 3:50am, Jul 25)
Last: Joe Kehoskie

NewsblogTwitter / Ken_Rosenthal: Mariners announce acquisition of Kendrys Morales for RHP Stephen Pryor.
(16 - 3:37am, Jul 25)
Last: Jeff Francoeur's OPS

NewsblogA's designate Johnson for assignment
(20 - 3:28am, Jul 25)
Last: Sunday silence

NewsblogGoldman: Eliminating the shift a bandage for a phantom wound
(31 - 3:23am, Jul 25)
Last: Rob_Wood

NewsblogCSN: Enough is enough — time to move on from Ryan Howard
(80 - 3:16am, Jul 25)
Last: Red Menace

NewsblogFivethirtyeight: Billion-Dollar Billy Beane
(21 - 2:42am, Jul 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogSurprising Sports Stars – Guided by Voices’ Robert Pollard
(2 - 2:22am, Jul 25)
Last: KT's Pot Arb

NewsblogNoble: Tom Seaver expects Derek Jeter to become first unanimous Hall of Fame inductee
(47 - 2:19am, Jul 25)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogOMNICHATTER: 7-24-14
(59 - 1:56am, Jul 25)
Last: Bunny Vincennes

NewsblogOT: Monthly NBA Thread- July 2014
(914 - 1:20am, Jul 25)
Last: MikeOberly

NewsblogEx-MLB star Chuck Knoblauch accused of assaulting ex-wife
(21 - 12:26am, Jul 25)
Last: Ray (RDP)

NewsblogThe Inventor of the High Five
(14 - 12:25am, Jul 25)
Last: Ray (RDP)

Page rendered in 0.1657 seconds
52 querie(s) executed