Marlins trying for Perez?Bowden says that our pursuit of Odalis Perez is on life support. The news here is that his list of suitors grows... the Marlins may quietly have the inside track. Perez improves the Marlings far more than he would improve the Mets, who may still be in the running.
While we probably could have gotten Perez for $6.5M right about the time when Cropp put the team on hold, his price tag has probably gone up due to the competition, closer to the $8M range. Pay it, Jim!
On the plus side, the Post indicates that Bowden isn't likely to go after any of the remaining free agent pitchers out there. Considering they all either had a 5.00 ERA or above last year, or did not play at all, that's a good thing.