Bye bye bye


Left-hander Oliver Perez is one step closer to being released by the New York Mets.

After Perez allowed three runs on four hits and two walks in three innings against the Houston Astros on Tuesday, general manager Sandy Alderson, manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen met to discuss Perez’s fate. The trio decided to move Perez from rotation consideration to the lefty-specialist competition in the bullpen, a team source said.

Happy to see this organization isn’t as delusional as the last. Perez had a great year…in 2007. Ever since he has been nothing but a headache for this team. Worse, it seems he never puts the work in to get better.

Back in 2007 he had good velocity and good movement on his pitches, so even though he was erratic he still managed to be effective. Unfortunately due to his poor work ethic, injury history, and to an extent, the WBC, Perez is not the pitcher he was. With what little he has shown during Spring Training, the sooner we get him off this team the better.

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