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Via MLBTR, the Yankees have expressed ‘some interest’ in the signing the recently waived Oliver Perez. I can only think of a few positives of signing Perez.

  • He’s 29-years-old and left-handed. Left-handed pitching is coveted.
  • The Yankees would only have pay him the league minimum.
  • Boone Logan and Pedro Feliciano have dealt with injuries.

However, the negative far outweigh the positives with Perez. He is a well-documented clubhouse cancer. He has lost a ton of velocity on his fastball. If he has one bad outing, the Yankee fans would be all over him. If anything, Cash was just doing his due diligence on the situation. I’ll give it a 1% chance of happening.

Last week, the Mets released some dead weight last week when they let Luis Castillo go. Today, they let go of all of that dead weight by releasing lefty Oliver Perez. It was a long time coming for the 29-year-old Perez. In four seasons with the Mets, Perez went 28-26 with an ERA over 4.50. A¬†noticeable¬†decline in Perez’s velocity relegated him to bullpen duties last season. Perez is in the final year of a three-year, $36 million deal with the Mets. Regardless if another team claims Perez, the Mets will still be on the hook for at least $11 million.

I’ve stated time and time again that the Mets couldn’t bring Perez north. The fan base would have gone wild with him on the roster. The vibe around Citi Field won’t be a great one this year and removing some of negative distractions will only help.

The majority of the Met clubhouse never liked Perez. It’s an all-around good riddance for the Mets.

It’s that time of the week again. Today, I answer your questions about the Knicks rebounding woes, Francisco Liriano, Oliver Perez, and the NFL CBA. Youah welcome.

Stat and Melo Just Joking Around

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Happy Saturday morning everyone! Hope you are all in a “melo” mood these days with the latest Knicks trade. The NBA is ruling headlines these days with the recent trading deadline; however, this week I will continue poking fun at baseball, since it is my favorite sport. Please feel free to “laugh out loud” or even chuckle to yourself at any of these mockeries.

Note: The following is NOT based on fact. If in any case these jokes become real headlines, you have the right to consider me psychic.

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Sunday night. Oliver Perez let up the game winning run in the top of the 14th inning. The Mets finish the season with a 79-83 record, and place fourth in the National League East.

AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Washington Nationals 13-3 on Monday afternoon. The Mets really took advantage of Labor Day, as the offense only got three hits, and seemed like they wanted to take the holiday off. They spoil yesterday’s great game by looking horrendous today. Now they are seven games out of last place in the NL East division.

AP Photo/Nick Wass

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We are at that point in the season where Mets fans have lost all hope in 2010 and looking towards the future. The struggles of the last four seasons have really put a dent in Mets fans hearts, causing fan confidence and attendance to fall to its lowest level in recent memory. So many negative issues have haunted the team this year, and major changes must be made in order to compete in 2011 and beyond. With that said, this will probably be the most important September (without being in contention) in a long time.

AP Photo/Jason DeCrow

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The New York Mets were defeated by the Atlanta Braves 9-3 on Monday night. They played an awful game on both sides of the spectrum, struggling to hit with runners in scoring position and losing it on the mound. They are back to under .500 for the season, and give the Atlanta Braves a larger division lead in the NL East.

AP Photo/John Bazemore

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The New York Mets took a 13-2 loss against the Arizona Diamondbacks Monday night in a game Mets fans would rather forget. The team has now lost four of the five games since the All-Star Break, while falling to 5.5 games in back of the Atlanta Braves.

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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It started with Hisanori Takahashi and continued with every pitcher that took the ball for the Mets tonight. Mets pitchers were unable to locate the strike zone tonight, and when they did, Padres hitters took advantage. The final score looked more like a Chargers vs. Jets game, with the Chargers coming out on top. New York falls to 7-17 on the road.

AP Photo/Denis Poroy

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