Oliver Perez pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in August 2012 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

Oliver Perez pitches against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium in August 2012 (Photo credit: Paul Hadsall)

“[Oliver Perez’s] path to being an invaluable member of the Mariners actually began the day he left the Mets for good.

“‘I couldn’t believe it,’ Perez said in a recent interview. ‘I got home and I cried with my wife. I was in shock. But I was only 29. My family told me, ‘You are too young to quit.’ ‘”

— “Dumped by Mets, Perez Revives His Career as Mariner” by David Waldstein / New York Times

Posted on June 9, 2013, in Baseball and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Glad he’s turned his career around, but I don’t think if he’d played another five years with the Mets that that ever would have happened.

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  2. Perez joins a long list of guys that flopped in NY and found success elsewhere. He’s also left handed which means he could pitch until he’s 50. see Jesse Orosco.

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