Monday, February 2, 2009
I’m not as outraged as Frank Costanza was at George Steinbrenner for giving Hideki Irabu $12 million, but the same concept applies. Omar Minaya overpaid for Oliver Perez, especially in this offseason of bargain contracts (Yankees signings notwithstanding). Ollie is worth about $5-6 million a year, and got $12 million. Props to his agent Scott Boras and a big thumbs down to the Mets statistics department, if there is one. I’ve written enough posts against signing Ollie for this much money, so I’m kind of relieved to move on. However, Ollie has my 100% support and I hope he proves me wrong over the next three years.