I owned Perez last year and he drove me absolutely nuts. He is so up and down and all over the place that its so frustrating. He has the talent he is just a little bit of a head case. I worry about that especially since he got his contract this year.
He may be a decent late round gamble because he does have electric stuff at times, but just expect to have those games where he chalks up a 162 ERA and a 21.00 Whip like he did against the giants last year....I am still bitter about that:)
I don't think we will see much of a change this year from last. His ST starts have been all over the place thus far, much like he usually is. I think today was by far his best game so far, where he did not let up a run, but I would not draft him.
There are just too many question marks for me to take him over the other options for late round picks. In both of my leagues he is still in the FA pool. If I find myself in need of more K's as the season progresses, I will consider taking him.
There was a lot of talk last year as he finished strong that the new midseason pitching coach change brought Perez to the middle of the rubber on the pitching mound, and he took off because of it.
There was some anticipation that that coach would get him right for today.
Am I a fool for believing in this? It's a 26-man roster in a 12-team keeper league with 10 prospects per team. I have 8 starting pitchings when most have 6-7 (becuase of holds we have plenty RP), and my other starters are ahead of Perez (Bedard, Dice, Wainwright, Volquez, Peavy, Lowe, J. Santana).
Keep him around for another few weeks?
I picked him up as the back end of trading Figgins/Gamel/Adam Miller for Uggla & Porcello. I've offered him already for the following to hear no's: Smoltz, Sanchez, Kuo, Harang, and Meche.
Aaron Miller, Jeremy Bonderman, Morales, and a host of RP are available if I drippity drop him.
I don't think he's a top 50 pitcher or anything, so he doesn't have much value in mixed leagues. He's a slightly worse version of Parra; good strikeout numbers but will hurt your ERA/WHIP. Maybe he gets more wins with a better Mets bullpen, but I'm personally not buying, especially not over someone like Sanchez or Meche.
I offered him for Randy Johnson to the owner I just got him from. He had offered me my choice of the two, and I messed it up, didn't I? He liked Perez once, and he might do me this favor, esp. as I gave him an out on our deal when surgery was talked about this week for Miller (he declined, surprisingly).
If that doesn't happen, do you just drop Perez for one of the SP I mentioned? I could take Dotel, Affeldt, McClellan, Kinney, or really any one of a dozen RP? (I have Villanueva, so I can start an RP in an SP slot, and I like that in H2H for the extra holds potential). My closers are Percival, K-Rod, Fuentes. I have Taylor Buchholz (likely DL bound), Villanueva, and Nunez for holds.
My week 1 opponent went with 7 SP and 7 RP (one in an SP slot) if that helps.
The new coaching staff in the second half of last season really turned it around for Olie last year. I think they will do the same this year. I still don't own him, I need to see in the regular season to make up my mind. Eventually he will be worth owning, right now I say no. Thanks for the help on mine!
i'm really not a huge fan myself. He's a guy I'll keep my eye on, but no way I have him on my roster to start the season. I think he mak have some nice upside, but at this point, he's just someone I'm watching, thats all