There were media reports that the Mets wanted to get a deal done with Oliver Perez by today. We haven’t received word from the Mets or Scott Boras that anything has been settled yet. So, we keep waiting.
Adam Rubin of the NY Daily News has some good information from the BBWAA New York chapter dinner tonight. The topics are:
- The Mets are waiting out Ollie because there doesn’t appear to be another team bidding against them.
- Randy Wolf’s agent, Arn Tellem, has stayed in touch with the Mets. So the Mets will probably get a call before Wolf signs a contract with anyone else, including the Dodgers.
- After reviewing Ben Sheets’ medical records, the Mets don’t appear to be interested in doing a two year contract with him.
This whole off-season has been so strange for free agents. I’ve said this before, but there are a lot of free agents right now that should sign one year contracts and hope for a better economic environment next year. Ben Sheets is definitely one of them.