Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Mets Geek Column: Lowe vs. Perez

Check out my latest Mets Geek column, where I argue in favor of signing Derek Lowe over Oliver Perez. I think it's pretty clear Lowe is the better pitcher, even for the next 3-4 years. I'm dreading a scenario where the Braves sign Lowe for 4 years, $56 million, then the Mets lock up Ollie for 4 years, $52 million.

***EDIT***: Well Lowe signed with the Braves for 4 years, $60 million. This is bad news for so many reasons. More to come later.

3 comments:

Mitch said...

I was with you. I wanted Lowe pretty badly. He was a perfect fit for our 2 slot. But looks like your dreaded scenario has come true. Its ridiculous that we let a division rival in a smaller market outbid us for the guy we needed.
Now I say get Sheets!

Dan RN said...

Get Sheets and then go get Manny!!

Dan RN said...

Now watch Ollie's contract demands slowly rise with Lowe off the market...