Odalis Perez to Dodgers
I know everyone was on the Perez bandwagon, and I expect a lot of handwringing from people upset that we didn’t get him. However, 3 years, $24 million isn’t the bargain folks were hoping for, and I’m still concerned about Perez’s mechanics and durability. I wouldn’t have matched this offer either, and with LA going to $24 million, it’s likely it would have taken the M’s 3/$27 million to get him signed. They weren’t willing to go that high on Freddy Garcia, wisely I believe, and Garcia is a better pitcher.
It’s too much for Perez for this organization. If we were one arm away from contending, it’s a risk worth considering, but not for a team that still has a lot of question marks. They can find a suitable pitcher without throwing that much money at him.