Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Saga of Ollie Perez (and the Trauma the Fans Face)

OOOPS! He did it again (and again, and again, ad infinitum).

Another horrific performance and this time, FINALLY, Mets management is getting wise and taking Ollie out of the rotation.

Steve Howe received fewer chances, yet, sadly, always failed.  The Mets dumped Aaron Heilman and Scott Schoenweiss who did less.  What gave Ollie immunity?

The insane $12 million (really worth $12 bucks!) salary.  The Wilpons can't admit a mistake and eat a contract.  Instead, they are exposing Ebola and it is festering.  Fans and players get hurt - in the psyche, the standings and in fantasy baseball (the last one being the most impactful!).  Opponents relish in the easy opportunity to get on base.  Often by NOT swinging the bat.  Ollie makes more walk than a miracle healer.

For some reason, he was thought of as a Masterpiece painting.  The fabric under the uniform truly reveals nothing more than a paint by number.  (The low numbers are Wins, Strikeouts.  The higher numbers are Walks, ERA, Losses...)

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