According to Adam Rubin, there may be some momentum behind Ollie being out of the rotation. Adam goes on to surmise that Ollie may miss his next schedule start and Hisanori Takahashi may be the replacement.
-This is one of those things where Omar may just have to bite the bullet as the former employer of a current Met found the need to do in Gary Matthews Jr. Much like GMJ, Oliver performed well enough to “convince” the Mets to offer a ridiculous contract. Check this out(thanks to MLB Network), between 07-08, Oliver Perez had 63 starts where he went 25-17 with a 3.91 era and averaged 6.0 innings per start. Since we gave Oliver Perez that 36 million dolla contract, from 09-10 he has had 21 starts with only 3 wins(7 losses) an era of 6.52 and is averaging 4.2 innings a start. The only difference between the Mets and Angels is that the Angels at least did something about it, while we are still burning through our bullpen with his 3.1 inning outings. On the Angels, they stashed GMJ where he couldnt do too much harm to their team but take up a roster spot and making it known he did not like being a part time player(much like what he is here). Like Ronnie said, this guy just does not belong up here. Unless this guy discovers HOW to pitch because you are not going to blow people away at 88 mph, the Mets will be doomed to this kind of stuff from a guy making 12 mil. I always thought the job of an organization is to put the most competitive team out there. If that is truly their job, having Perez out there is NOT it. Theres a saying in baseball “If you dont have velocity, you better have location”…I think Ollie better start embracing that saying if he wants to continue calling himself a starting pitcher.