Thursday, September 6, 2012
Chris Perez and His Mouth are at it Again
Just a few months after Indians closer bashed Clevelanders for not coming out and filling Progressive Field, he has fired off his mouth again...This time at the Indians owner, Larry Dolan, and the front office...
Yeah dummy...That's why Cleveland fans don't fill that stadium...Like we tried to tell you Perez, your bosses suck! Many of us have no intention of putting another dime in their pockets, until they show us that they actually want to put a winning product out on the field...
When asked what the difference is between the Indians and the Detroit Tigers, Perez responded by saying, “Different owners, it comes down to that. They (the Tigers) are spending money. He (Mike Ilitch) wants to win. Even when the economy was down (in Detroit), he spent money. He’s got a team to show for it. You get what you pay for in baseball. Sometimes you don’t, but most of the time you do.”
Perez didn't stop there...When the topic of Twins outfielder Josh Willingham was brought up, he had more to say...Willingham had been a free agent coming into this year, and was looking for a 3 year deal...The Tribe only offered two...Right now Willingham has 33 HR's and 98 RBI...
Perez's view....“Josh Willingham would look great in this lineup. They didn’t want to pony up for that last year. That’s the decision they make, and this is the bed we’re laying in.”
Perez continued to discuss the moves made instead of getting Willigham, and made sure to not put all the blame on Dolan...“You can’t miss. You have to be right. That’s why I say it’s not just ownership. They don’t make the trades. It’s the GM's. It goes hand in hand. The GM's can only spend the money the owners give them, but they pick who they spend it on or who they don’t. They pick. The owners don’t pick.”
Honest to God, this is the first time Perez has ever spoken, and I actually agree with him...Too bad it took him so long to realize what we already knew...I'm guessing he won't be seeing an offer sheet from the Indians...I doubt he would sign it anyway.
Later, The Beeze.