In July, 2006, Omar Minaya acquired 24-year-old-LHP Oliver Perez as a throw-in when he sent Xavier Nady to Pittsburgh for Roberto Hernandez. Since then, Ollie has thrived in Queens, and now that this stud is an unrestricted free-agent, it’s time to lock him up long-term. If that means paying him $13-million-a-year over four years with a club-option for a fifth year, then do it; the Mets have been stealing his services since 2006 — it’s time to pay the man.
Scott Boras recently released his “book” on Ollie, and Howard Megdal at the NY Observer wrote a great article detailing why the Mets need to lock this guy up. However, Metsblog.com’s Matt Cerrone says that if Perez leaves New York, “nobody will lose any sleep over it.”
If you think that the Mets need to re-sign Oliver Perez and you will lose sleep over it if he’s not wearing #46 for the Mets next year, sign this petition below by posting a comment for Omar Minaya and Jeff Wilpon to see. Click on the hyperlink for “comments” right below this line to sign the petition.