Oliver Perez’ much-awaited return to the big league rotation yields an outing of 5 innings pitched, two strikeouts, and seven walks. He needed 108 pitches to get through five, out of which 53 were balls. And this is considered progress. For the record, Perez’s last start in AAA prior to being recalled saw him throw […]

Bob Klapisch thinks the Mets deserve a refund. Bob, I’m gonna give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that your editor wrote that headline. Because it’s a pretty stupid sentiment. Still, it’s in print. And it’s stupid. So we’re gonna rip you a little. Just a little. The Mets knew what they were […]

NOTE: The following post was not written by a rational human being. Instead, it was written by a Met fan. If you notice any vast gaps in logic, this fan refuses to take any responsibility whatsoever. In fact, reading this post may make you dumber. You’ve been warned. So Derek Lowe is heading down south […]

Yesterday was the first day that those eligible for free agency this off season were able to file, and among the 65 players who did so was Oliver Perez. MetsBlog.com writes that Ollie will initially seek upwards of $50MM over five years, “while eventually settling on a three– or four-year deal later in the off-season”. Perez has […]

Before the season started, Peter Gammons predicted the Mets were the team to beat in the NL East, “because the Mets may have the best four-man rotation in the National League East or perhaps the entire National League, period.” Here was his reasoning: Johan Santana is arguably the best pitcher in the game. Pedro Martinez […]

Most things are looking up for the Metropolitans these days. By reeling off 10 wins in a row recently, the Mets have gotten themselves back into the thick of the NL East race. Carlos Delgado has rediscovered his stroke after a horrid start, the emergence of Mike Pelfrey and the re-emergence of Oliver Perez has […]

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December 5, 2011

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