Tuesday, September 9, 2008

And The Big Pussy Pick of the Week Goes To...

Someone probably no one (including me) expected me to ever give this award to.

Oliver Perez.

Now, I have to admit that Ollie P was worth his weight in gold during the big games. But in games like tonight, against the NATIONALS, who were scoring left and right off him...it not only brought back shades of last September (umm, let's not go there right now, Carlos Delgado just hit two home runs, let's keep it light), but that Ollie seems like the Yankees (a team of pussies, but that's besides the point)...

When it's not a big game, he doesn't show up, physically or mentally.

Every one in Metsopotamia knows my adoration for Oliver Perez, or Oh Pea as I call him. It's legendary, as I mentioned on Mets Weekly a few weeks back. In fact, I would even go so far to say that up until a few weeks ago, I thought he pretty much was over the hump. You think, it's his walk year, he's playing for a contract, he has Boras whispering in his ear, he's gonna be on his game.

And he shows up...for games against the Phillies. Games against the Yankees. Those where he will be on the proverbial "big stage."

That's great. I love that Ollie. Can that Oliver "Dr. Jekyll" Perez stay? And can Ollie "Hyde" Perez go bye bye?

When he can't keep a lead against the NATIONALS, a bunch of "softball girls" as Nelson Figueroa said last year, we're in trouble.

So here's a big FUCK YOU OLLIE. I'm through with you. I'll be laughing when your ERA is 8.99 at the Ballpark in Arlington when the Rangers are the only team dumb enough to cave into your demands, you big fuckin pussy.

7 comments:

Brian said...

I know there's a bit of humor here, but as I said before, Ollie in the 4th walked one guy, gave up one hard hit, and gave up 3 weak grounders that found holes. This was pure bad luck. He will rebound.

Thankfully, this means that when we resign him (as we hopefully will) we will save 10 million just on this game.

Rickey Henderson said...

Yeah, we aint saving shit on Perez... Trust Rickey, we'll be paying through the nose for him. Argh, why must every Mets game Rickey attends feature an Ollie meltdown of some sort?

Deb said...

I think Rickey's right -- we ain't saving shit on Perez, as he so well as so Rickily put it, lol. We will, indeed, pay through the nose, for if we don't, fear not, Ollie -- someone else surely will, considering the state of starting pitching in The Show these days.

Rickey, I hereby petition you NOT to attend any more games which feature Ollie as the starter. I humbly beg you. I sincerely request. I'll track you down and punch you in the nose if you do. Hee hee hee :)!

Deb said...

Oh, btw, Rickey, see Yesterday's Score. Just for you, buddy! :)

Brian said...

I disagree. The rap on Ollie is that he is erratic and volatile, just as likely to put up a total turd as he is to pitch a 3-hit complete game.

This will be the difference between what Ollie gets and what, say, Sabbathia gets.

This is why starts like this are an unmixed blessing. 4 bloopers and bleeders perfectly placed artificially inflating Ollie's statistics so it looks like he's more erratic than he really is. (And I think he's an underrated commodity as is.)

Recall that the big spenders, Red Sox and Yankees aside, tend to be a little dim. They'll tend to fall for these false alarms. I don't think either the Sox or Yanks will be all in for Ollie, which will also deflate his value. Add to this that some team will be stupid enough to break the bank for KRod, and the rest will be hunting for Sabbathia and Sheets and (I believe) Dempster, and the market leans more to the buyer. Inertia too is on our side. And Ollie doesn't have to deal with Wagner anymore!

Rickey Henderson said...

Deb: Ha! Rickey only wishes he had such control. Rickey will be at one last regular season game on the 23rd (and the baseball gods permitting, a few post season games) so pray for no Ollie on these occasions... Rickey kind of blames Ms. Henderson for all this. Whenever he takes here, Ollie is pitching.

Brian: Rickey has absolute confidence that when it comes to paying for Perez, Boras will have Omar over a barrel in the offseason. He aint getting Sabathia money, but a 20-30 mil per year contract is well within the realm of possibility. How many other young experienced starters are out there?

Deb said...

Rickey, I totally agree about Ollie. There is simply little good starting pitching in the league these days; in fact, there is simply little AVERAGE starting pitching in the league these days, and even THOSE guys are getting pretty big money.

And with Boras as the driving force, you can bet your pantaloons that Ollie will be cashing a BIG paycheck come next year, and for many years to come.

And I believe the Yankees will be heavily involved in the bidding, as will they be with Sabathia and maybe a couple of others.