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Read into this as little or as much as you want. I was told it appears we're close to signing Eduardo Perez. We're also trying to deal Williams for an outfielder. It should be an interesting next few days.

Hold on for the ride:D

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Well on the downside, Eduardo is 37 years old.

On the upside, he had an .834 OPS vs. Lefties last year and has consistently hit well against lefties during his career.

He would seem to be a strong left handed 1B / DH candidate and a PH for critical late game situations where one of our guys that can't hit lefties is up against the likes of a BJ Ryan.

Can't say I'd argue against this move if we're simply not willing to give Knott / Dubois a shot in this role.

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Read into this as little or as much as you want. I was told it appears we're close to signing Eduardo Perez. We're also trying to deal Williams for an outfielder. It should be an interesting next few days.

Hold on for the ride:D

Outfielder on the Mets, no?

I wonder who.

Perez is better the Bynum but old enough to be in the Birdwatcher's Club. At least he can get discounted tickets for his friends and family at the Yards.

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However, Perez kills lefties and is much better for us than someone like Bynum.

That's a given.

But he's 37. His career OPS vs. lefties is .863 and last year it was .834.

That's nice and all but unless they abandon the 13 pitchers idea it's going to be pretty hard to get people some adequate off-time.

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Why?

Just... why?

Because he is exactly what our bench needs. Because he KILLS lefthanders.

Because he knows his role.

Because he does not require playing time.

Because he turns on a fastball like Gary Sheffield.

Because he adds power from the bench.

Because he takes a walk.

vs. Lefthanded Pitcher

G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS OBP SLG AVG TB SF SH HBP IBB GDP

67 153 16 42 8 0 9 28 13 26 0 1 .331 .503 .275 77 2 0 1 1 7

Because this is my 2000th post.

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Perez had an OPS last season of .834 against lefties, that does not, IMHO, fit the definition of "mashing" or "killing them," unless you consider, for example Chris Gomez in that category who had the same success against them last year. The difference being Gomez is actually two years younger than Perez. Perez has primarily been a first basemen, which we have. I don't see the fit.

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Well on the downside, Eduardo is 37 years old.

On the upside, he had an .834 OPS vs. Lefties last year and has consistently hit well against lefties during his career.

He would seem to be a strong left handed 1B / DH candidate and a PH for critical late game situations where one of our guys that can't hit lefties is up against the likes of a BJ Ryan.

Can't say I'd argue against this move if we're simply not willing to give Knott / Dubois a shot in this role.

He has played 1b, 3b, dh, rf, lf. He has about 100 games in the outfield so at least he is not a stranger there. I don't know how effective he's been out there.

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