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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Mariners Re-Sign Oliver Perez to 1 Year / $1.5 Million Deal

He posted a 2.12 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 33 appearances and his fastball has been clocked at an average of 93.7 mph this season.

thetailor Posted: December 26, 2012 at 05:44 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Brian White Posted: December 26, 2012 at 07:15 PM (#4332690)
The jump in velocity is more likely due to being shifted to the bullpen, rather than a sudden transformation into the Ollie Perez of old. Still, he strikes people out, and he's in the right park for a guy with his home run surrendering tendencies, although you still have to live with all those walks. It's a perfectly cromulent contract.
   2. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: December 26, 2012 at 07:56 PM (#4332698)
He wasn't getting it up that high when the Mets tried to make a reliever out of him. That said, I'd rather have whatever lefty I already had in the minor leagues.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: December 26, 2012 at 08:04 PM (#4332705)
Oliver Perez, Jason Bay....could the Mariners be interested in Roger Cedeno? Mo Vaughn? Bobby Bonilla? Is any bad Mets contract off the table?
   4. Conor Posted: December 26, 2012 at 08:11 PM (#4332709)
I'm sure putting him in the pen helped his fastball velocity, but I saw a lot of his starts at the end of his Mets tenure; he was struggling to get it much past 88. There had to have been something wrong with him
   5. frannyzoo Posted: December 26, 2012 at 08:31 PM (#4332715)
Pirates, West. Right down to the nautical connection. Oh, and the suck factor, also.
   6. Bourbon Samurai Posted: December 26, 2012 at 08:33 PM (#4332716)
huh, I had no idea Oliver Perez was still pitching.
   7. bookbook Posted: December 26, 2012 at 09:18 PM (#4332732)
Hey, the M's have been picking up 5 wins per year for each of the past two years. Another two years on this trend and they'll be over .500. Two more years and the playoffs are coming! (Several after that, we'll have the first undefeated major league baseball team.)
   8. The Ghost of Sox Fans Past Posted: December 26, 2012 at 09:32 PM (#4332742)
Hopefully this is the end of the Veteran Presence signings. That said, I will hold out hope for a real move.
   9. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: December 26, 2012 at 09:35 PM (#4332746)
I swear to you I read this headline and intro - and first comment - and believed the entire time that this was one of those necro-threads where somebody brings back a Newsblog post from 2008 to make a joke. I looked at the timestamp on the posting and all of the comments but didn't believe I wasn't somehow being fooled until I clicked through and RTentireFA.
   10. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: December 26, 2012 at 10:57 PM (#4332776)
That makes two of us (except that your saying you'd done so saved me from having to RTFA).
   11. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: December 26, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4332782)
I swear to you I read this headline and intro - and first comment - and believed the entire time that this was one of those necro-threads where somebody brings back a Newsblog post from 2008 to make a joke.


Ditto.
   12. Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered Castle Posted: December 27, 2012 at 04:32 AM (#4332809)
Feckin H. A 178 ERA+ for Opie? That's madness.

There are about four players I can't be bothered to wish well when they ressurrect themselves. Ollie's three of them.
   13. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: December 27, 2012 at 04:42 AM (#4332813)
Ollie can be a good pitcher, even as a starter with a plus fastball but he's pretty defenseless when he's throwing in the 80s. His velocity was always all over the place when he was a Met.
   14. Lassus Posted: December 27, 2012 at 08:06 AM (#4332827)
Russlan, you might need a new username.
   15. thetailor Posted: December 27, 2012 at 11:38 AM (#4332996)
I agree with #2 and #4. I always hoped that the Mets could squeeze something out of him as a lefty reliever in the fashion the Mariners are now -- but there was something wrong before. Whether it was an injury that he was able to rehab or the change of scenery, he's better now.

He had a 12.19 K/9 in Triple-A last year but a 4.65 ERA, so don't think he's a completely different guy now (he also walked 5.5/9). He's also not as good as he showed in limited action last year. But he could be useful.
   16. Slivers of Maranville descends into chaos (SdeB) Posted: December 27, 2012 at 12:00 PM (#4333017)
So I'm going to Seattle next week for a conference, and will be staying in the downtown area. Any suggestions for good places to eat?
   17. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM (#4333044)
Tell your statistics to shut up...

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