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Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 526 of 981 players
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Oliver Perez
Born: August 15, 1981 at Culiacan, Mexico
Throws: Left Bats: Left
Height: 6.03 Weight: 160

Oliver Perez was the most popular Ultimate Mets Database daily lookup on July 21, 2007, August 15, 2009, June 6, 2010, and March 21, 2011.

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First Mets game: August 26, 2006
Last Mets game: October 3, 2010





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Mr. Sparkle
August 29, 2006
His first start was one to remember. Through 4 innings he has a no hitter and his fast ball is looking good. But he's thrown a lot of pitches so I am wondering if Willie would keep him in late in the game if he still has the no-no going. Well the wheels fell off in the 5th inning and after 5 innings he had given up 2 hits but 5 runs since he throws a lot of balls. Gary Cohen compared him to Scott Kazmir saying 2 years ago you would not have been able to trade Kazmir straight up for Perez. So despite his hard times in Pittsburgh, the guy has potential. Unfortunately with his wildness, he reminds me more of... Victor Zambrano. Hopefully Rick Peterson can use the 10 minutes he wasted on Zambrano to get Perez straightened out.

5280MetsFan
September 15, 2006
I saw him pitch on Aug 31st against the Rockies and he looked horrible. Then I watched him pitch that beautiful shutout vs the Braves. Will the real Oliver Perez stand up?

=Chuck=
October 5, 2006
This guy's saving grace is (1) he's a lefty, (2) overall starting pitching in the majors is probably the worst it's ever been in the history of the game, (3) he's got good stuff, and (4) he actually had a very good year only a few seasons ago. Hopefully, Peterson can figure out what's wrong and correct the problem during the offseason. Otherwise, Perez may turn out to be the next Glendon Rusch.

5280MetsFan
October 20, 2006
A month ago I wrote if the real Oliver Perez will stand up. Well he did. Thanks for pitching a great couple of games during the NLCS.

Pete
November 8, 2006
It takes a certain kind of pitcher to take the ball in a Game 7 and do what Oliver Perez did this year. Who knows where his career will take him but he can be proud of his work that night against St. Louis. As Dallas Green used to say: "He's got belly".

Mook
December 6, 2006
I don't care what this kid does from here on. I don't care if he ever throws a strike again, although I certainly wish him well. This kid earned a place in Mets history and the true gratitude of all Met fans for his gritty performance in the playoffs. Pitching was supposed to do the Mets in. In the end it was their hitting that let them down. If this kid had any support we'd be singing his praises as the hero of the '06 playoffs and possible Series.

Thank You Oliver Perez. You got Game.

Jamey Bumbalo
December 30, 2006
I hope I'm wrong, but Perez is not going to make it. Sure, he had one good season with the Pirates and he occasionally shows flashes of ability. However, he is totally inconsistent and is a liability on the mound.

armando looper
April 10, 2007
This guy is absolutely nasty. With his stuff and newfound confidence and approach, there's no reason to think he can't be the ace of this staff for many years. I will say this: he and Maine combine for 35 victories in 2007.

feat fan
April 11, 2007
Whoa, hold on. One start a season does not maketh. However, Peterson may have turned this kid around. If so, he reminds me so much of a pudgy lefty from the 50th state who had no hit stuff and a decent run in NY.

You got to like what we saw in October and throughout the spring but let's not hand him the Cy Young award just yet.

Joe Figliola
April 27, 2007
When I went to see the Mets play the Braves on 21 April, watching Oliver Perez's mound antics reminded me of Bugs Bunny. I was expecting him to announce to the crowd, "I think I'll perplex 'em with my slowball" and go into that wild windup that Bugs did in that cartoon. When he is on, Perez is a lot of fun to see!

Won Doney
May 1, 2007
I kind of think of him as being a more-capable version of Victor Zambrano. He'll stay out of trouble when he stays in the strike zone and when he stays confident. He's had one truly-bad start so far this season, and that was the game where the three runs he gave up came on one hit, seven walks and a hit batter. Like Zambrano, he seems to break down whenever he gets into a jam, and the harder he tries, the worse he gets. If he just stays in the strike zone consistently, I think he'll have a pretty good year.

Mr. Sparkle
May 24, 2007
The way he jumps over the foul line to and from the dugout is absolutely the goofiest thing I have ever seen. I laugh every time I see him do it, except for the time he got pulled after 2 and 2/3 innings after he gave up 7 walks. That time it just pissed me off.

Jamey Bumbalo
June 7, 2007
I don't care how goofy his jumping is if he can keep pitching well. I've been very skeptical of his pitching ability and consistancy, but so far he's proving me wrong. I hope he keeps it up.

Jose
May 20, 2008
Oliver Perez is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get; one game he is brilliant, the next game he is brutal.

Alan
June 3, 2008
Another terrible performance by Perez last night. 1/3 of an inning, 6 earned runs! Hope Scott Boras can get you a great contract next year buddy. Don't worry about pitching in Citi Field next year, goodby.

Menachem G. Jerenberg
July 1, 2008
Batten down the hatches--now that Ollie's thrown a masterpiece (against the Yanks--again!), he's going to toss a real stinker in his next outing.

I think he should be used as trade bait now.

Violeta Talavera
August 4, 2008
Would Love to meet Oliver Perez one day. Would be great to speak to him about his life and similarities.

Mets fan in Maine
April 24, 2009
I guess the Mets had no choice but to re-sign him this winter, since they were unable to, or chose not to, sign at least one high-quality starter. But his inconsistency is astounding, and so far this year he's been all bad. He's obviously got the physical ability, so it must be some mental thing. I would feel very guilty if I made millions of dollars and didn't do my job well.

Gets By Buckner
May 1, 2009
Some days he looks like Tom Seaver but lately he has been looking like Aaron Heilman in the eighth inning. I think we may be seeing Tim Redding sooner than we think!

Feat Fan
May 5, 2009
There once was a head case named Ollie
Whose payday should have left him jolly
Instead of an ace
There's mud on the face
On all those that are involved with this folly

Alan
June 1, 2010
He's terrible and refuses to go to Buffalo to get back what he at least one season had, a decent pitching performance. Omar and Wilpons, cut bait with this bum. Another Omar mistake. I'm sure no one will take his salary and if some other stupid GM does, then bless them.

METS FAN!!!
July 3, 2010
I hate watching Ollie Pitch; even when he pitches good, you know he is going to have a meltdown. What was Omar thinking signing this guy to a 3 year 30 million dollar deal? I hope I never see this guy pitch on the Mets again.

Shickhaus Franks
September 27, 2010
In the words of my ex-brother-in-law: He's robbing the Mets WITHOUT a gun. He'll be lucky if he's pitching for the Long Island Ducks or for the St Paul Saints in 2011.

RA Dickey rules
September 27, 2010
From 2006-2008 he was sometimes spectacular and sometimes awful. Now he is just awful. Bobby Jones and Steve Trachsel, when they were getting lit up, knew they were bad, and went to the minor leagues to get straightened out. They did the work and turned into serviceable pitchers. Perez obviously is more concerned about his payday than the Mets winning. RELEASE HIM!!

Mr. Sparkle
October 29, 2010
This guy turned into the biggest disaster of all time. I was actually for the Mets signing him to that 3 year deal because he was pretty good in the past. I know he was hot and cold but I thought he was more good than bad, especially against good teams like the Yankees and the Phillies. But boy did it turn out to be a disaster!!!

And the selfish prick robbed money from the Mets without even trying to be a team player and get better. He robbed us of a roster spot when it was clear he couldn't pitch. He should have taken the demotion, like Steve Traschel did a few years ago, go down straighten it out and come back better. But he had to be selfish, and for his efforts pitched in only 5 games during the second half of the year and I think he gave up at least one run each time.

He was hurt in 2009, not his fault, but he sucked ass in 2010 and the Mets HAVE to eat that money in 2011 and just move on. Bad move, admit it, move on.

This guy will go down as an all time bad Met because of his selfishness. He could have been just a guy who lost it, but instead he's a selfish jerk who doesn't deserve to wear the blue and orange!!!

Tom L
November 15, 2010
How fitting that this bum closed out this disastrous season on the mound. In typical Ollie fashion to boot, walking three and a hitting another to lose the game. Let's sever ties with this mutt and just eat the rest of his contract. That way he can just go back to Mexico, bloat to 300 pounds and become a distant, bad memory as soon as possible.

murphy
February 23, 2011
I was at the game that Ollie started in Buffalo for the Bisons in 2009. Got second-row seats behind home plate for $8, and it gave me a fantastic opportunity to let Ollie know exactly how much I appreciated his spectacular futility. Seeing him that close, it was easy to see him tipping his slider. I was calling them out, and my girlfriend tells me that the scouts sitting in the next section kept looking over and laughing at me. Ollie being Ollie, he walked the opposing pitcher, who had a perfect .000 batting average, with 2 outs to extend an inning, and then he proceeded to give up hits to drive in 3 runs.

Worst contract in Mets history. He's an absolute disgrace.

Ramblin' Pete
April 11, 2011
Well.... they didn't call him "All-Over" Perez for nothing.

Good riddance.

JA
April 22, 2011
He is without a doubt the WORST player in Mets history.

agee_of_aquarius
May 6, 2011
He'd be a great bowler. He threw about 10 strikes per game.

Shale
April 6, 2012
The most hated Met of all time. Not even Bobby Boo could compare to how much of a disgrace Oliver Perez was to the Mets franchise. After 2008, his stuff completely disappeared into who knows where. He had no command in 2009 and 2010 at all. He became a walk machine and how he dealt with the minor league demotion thing was beyond ridiculous. Here's a guy that cared a lot more about himself than the team he played for. He was as selfish as it got and now he will find a very hard time to ever get back into a major league team. I honestly predict he will never throw another pitch in a major league game ever again. But if he does, whichever team puts him in will instantly become the biggest laughingstock in baseball. Ugh why did Duaner Sanchez have to get a taxi driven by a drunk driver in 06... if that accident didn't happen, Ollie would have never been a Met and maybe the Mets could have done better within the past five years.

Jonathan Stern
April 6, 2012
Although he was in many ways a disaster, I remember that Perez pitched well in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. It wasn't his fault that the Mets lost. I also think that, like most Generation X pitchers, he would have had a better career if steroids were not being used throughout the 90's and early 2000's. In general, due to 'roids, I tend to not take those two decades seriously these days. Watching so many pitchers from the era break down despite averaging 5-6 innings a game is one reason why.

Doctor Worm
July 6, 2012
Ollie is back in the majors! Mop-up man (for now) for the Seattle Mariners.

Shickhaus Franks
March 12, 2013
Still with the Mariners organization but is now currently playing for Mexico in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and on Saturday March 9, 2013 they were playing Canada at Chase Field in Phoenix when all of a sudden a fight breaks out and Oliver is right in the middle of things!









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