The Mets secured Ollie today, which was the best move (of the guys left).
A 27 year old, with a tremendous upside, Perez reminds me a lot of Al Leiter- at times very stressful but a royal pain in the ass to MLB hitters. This, in addition to Putz (my favorite new Met) and Rodriquez, makes for a very good offseason. That being said, fans are still screaming for Manny, which would definitely benefit the offense, but just might not be feasible. I am amazed at Met fans when they complain about Omar- hate to say it but it sounds like the “other” NY teams’ fans.
The Mets had needs, and the GM addressed them. In my honest opinion, the offense was not the problem – last year’s team was probably the best (or one of the best- thanks James) offensive team(s) in the history of the franchise. Had the bullpen secured a third of their losses, the Mets would have run away with the East. If you want to bitch, try being a Cardinal fan- how have they addressed their offseason needs?
P.S. Much love to Brooklyn Met Fan for his loss(es) over the weekend.
http://brooklynmetfan.com/?p=1196 It puts things in perspective – we got your back bro – Gene.
Posted by Gene Anthony