You can say that I predicted the future with one of my most recent articles, but the fact of the matter is that anyone could have seen this move coming. All of the fans have been calling for it to happen for quite some time now, and their wish has finally been granted. Oliver Perez is no longer a member of the New York Mets.
Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson, and all of the Mets’ front office met this morning for a meeting regarding the Oliver Perez situation. The main question was: keep Ollie or cut Ollie? The organization came to a conclusion to cut him.
This move was a long time in the making and actually a bit overdue as well. Perhaps the 8.38 ERA that Perez held in Spring Training was enough to finally cut ties with the lefty. Perez will still get his $12 million, and this high salary was probably the only thing that kept him around for so long.
Regarding the situation, Perez said, “When they told me, I almost knew what they were going to tell me. It’s one of those times you don’t feel great, but I don’t want to quit.”
When asked whether or not he felt the decision was fair, Perez stated, “I think they gave me an opportunity. They were fair with me when I came here. I didn’t do anything great. They moved me to the bullpen trying to be a lefty specialist. And the last game, that was a real horrible job.”
Sandy Alderson said, “The velocity was not there. The command was not there. It wasn’t going to work in a starting role. It didn’t appear as if it were going to work in a relief role, at least anytime soon.”
Mets fans can now rejoice as Oliver Perez has officially been cut by the team. If you do not believe me because it seems too good to be true, then go to the Mets website and check out the roster for yourself.
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