Monday, May 4, 2009
Reading the news that Oliver Perez is headed to the bullpen for the Mets after signing his 3-year, $36 million dollar deal had me wondering just how desperate the Mets are for pitching coupled with just how frustrated they are by OP's performance.
Could they be frustrated and desperate enough to take Carlos Silva?
I haven't looked long and hard at the terms of the respective contracts, but the one Buffalo signed last year was 4 years, $48 mil - which means that both pitchers are owed virtually - or literally - the same number of dollars for the next two and 2/3 seasons.
I know I'm not a paid prognosticator, but Oliver Perez is twice the pitcher Silva is. Even if they both continued to stink - I'd much rather be paying OP to suck than paying Silva to suck.
So Omar, just how pissed off are you? We'll give you Carlos Silva, 180 lbs of food to feed him for the next month, and a bucket of piss for Oliver Perez, a wink, and a smile.
Posted by Michael at 3:23 PM