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Ollie Pitches and the Audience Applauds

Ollie Perez reportedly back in the fold, three years pending physical.

Santana, Maine, Perez, Pelfrey, Some Other Guy.

If it's not an upgrade, at least it's familiar.

13 comments to Ollie Pitches and the Audience Applauds

  • Anonymous

    I'm glad to have him back in the fold.

  • Anonymous

    I'm hesitant to say it, but if we really want a World Title in 2009 we need Manny. Even if we got him, it'd be tough. If the Cardinals actually pulled the rug out from under everyone and signed him, I'd feel sorry for the NL Central. Can you imagine Pujols with protection?! Triple Crown Winner.
    Anyways, welcome back Ollie, the final Met to start a game at Shea. I'm glad to see you back.

  • Anonymous

    I'm with K from F…cautiously wishing for Manny.
    But — now that Ollie has come in from the cold — I'm not so cautiously wishing for Ben Sheets.
    Figuring a 2-year, $16 mil. deal? If he's healthy?
    With Johan/Pelfrey/Sheets/Ollie, we'd almost be in Seaver/Koosman/Matlack/Stone territory…

  • Anonymous

    Charlie – You forgetting about John Maine?
    By the way, open question to all – I read where Maine will be heading to spring training early because he's “freakin' bored out of his mind and ready to get back to work”. Would it be creepy stalker weird if I were to meet him at the Sanford, FL Amtrak Autotrain station Thursday morning? The train only runs once a day, so I'm fairly certain he'd be on it.
    I await, and will likely heed, your collective sage advice.

  • Anonymous

    WELCOME, MAINE, TO FLORIDA!
    Do it! Do it! But hold up the above on a banner.

  • Anonymous

    Jeff Wilpon goes and gets you Ollie and all you can do is whine for Manny?
    That's it, young man. All you're getting for dinner is Cory Sullivan.

  • Anonymous

    CONSIDER THIS!
    Odds are Ollie will pitch third in the rotation to put a righty between he and Johan. This means that if Jerry decides to go with a 4-man rotation the first week (Tuesday off-day), Oliver Perez would not only be the last Met to start a game at Shea, but also the first Met to start an official game at CitiField.

  • Anonymous

    At which point somebody would call Eddie Coleman the day of the Home Opener and complain that the Mets never start anybody but Oliver Perez.

  • Anonymous

    I shall do just that, and might even wear my 37 14 41 42 in the process.

  • Anonymous

    I hope Ollie keeps himself in control (no pun ) and avoids snatching those return throws from his catcher with his pitching hand..

  • Anonymous

    Greg – I did just what you suggested. Made the sign, complete with graphics of the states of Florida and Maine. Camped out on the Auto Train platform from 8 to about 9:30. But the train came in too late today for me to wait for it – had to make it back to the office before they began to miss me.
    Oh, well – maybe next time.

  • Anonymous

    Send us a copy of the sign if you can. And thanks for trying.
    (You do plan on stalking Mr. Maine from one end of St. Lucie to the other now, right? Right?)

  • Anonymous

    Greg – Sadly, the sign's in the trash heap. I wasn't going to trot it out to Lakeland on February 28th, only to be identified as a Maine fanboy by thousands of Tigers fans. And while I like Johnny, he's by no means my favorite Met.
    If I'm destined to be wrestled to the ground by alert security personnel, it'll be in the course of wearing my WRIGHT 5 jersey and tracking David.