Those of you following know of my disdain for one Oliver Perez; I think I've made light of him in every single post so far. Well today, the dreams of Mets fans all over the world have finally been realized.
This morning, GM Sandy Alderson announced that Ollie has been cut from the ballclub. The Mets will eat his $12 million owed, meaning he will still have to be paid that money eventually (all those other contracts mentioned in that article are another story...thanks Adam Rubin for reminding us that we will be paying a player who hasn't suited up since 1999 $1 million a year until 2035).
When you think about it, everyone goes home happy. The Amazin's free up another roster spot, Mets fans have one less source of daily anguish, and Ollie goes home with his $12 million and doesn't have to embarrass himself in front of 30,000 screaming New Yorkers anymore. When you think about it, he could have quite a lucrative career as a magician...he fooled ex-GM Omar Minaya into thinking he was worth $36 million, right? And imagine what he could do on Wall Street!
Still...now that my biggest source of blogging fodder is on the streets, it's got me thinking...now what? What do I write about?
Opening Day @ the Marlins is only 11 days away. Until then, I'll figure something out. Stay tuned.