A laughable report by John Heyman on MLB Network last night that the Brewers were "in" on Mets free agent pitcher Oliver Perez. It's just straight up Scott Boras propaganda to create a fictional market for Perez. Perez is a good pitcher, but his 4.22 ERA 125 NL leading walks and 1.40 WHIP is not worth the dollar amount Boras wants for him nor giving up a 1st round draft pick since Perez is a type A free agent.
I want the Brewers to add at least one more starting pitcher before camp starts as much as anybody. But I would be PISSED if they blew money on Perez. The only pitcher left on the market that would be worth spending a big dollar amount on would be Sheets, but for 1 or 2 years max. I think Perez is looking for 3 or 4 years. And luckily we have a smart GM who when asked by Haudricourt about the report said: "Absolutely not." Thanks for being a smart GM Doug and not an idiot.
I still have interest in Garland or Looper but I'm not sure we will even sign one of them. They even in this bad market are still looking for more then they are worth being 4+ ERA type pitchers. We shall see what happens, only 16 days until pitchers and catchers report to Maryvale, AZ.