“[Oliver Perez’s] path to being an invaluable member of the Mariners actually began the day he left the Mets for good.
“‘I couldn’t believe it,’ Perez said in a recent interview. ‘I got home and I cried with my wife. I was in shock. But I was only 29. My family told me, ‘You are too young to quit.’ ‘”
— “Dumped by Mets, Perez Revives His Career as Mariner” by David Waldstein / New York Times
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Glad he’s turned his career around, but I don’t think if he’d played another five years with the Mets that that ever would have happened.
Perez joins a long list of guys that flopped in NY and found success elsewhere. He’s also left handed which means he could pitch until he’s 50. see Jesse Orosco.
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