I had no problem with CP talking about the attendance because that directly affects him.
But talking about LeBron James and the Browns?! Come on...
Let's keep trading good players for prospects. That will definitely work out.
Cmon trade an All-Star closer who is young for someone like Michael Brantley or Matt LaPorta
I supported Chris Perez last season and I support him even more so this season.
Adaree should be happy because Chris' numbers are across the board are even better this season than last season (K/9, BB/9, FIP, etc).
Even if Vinnie can take over as a lights out closer (we won't know that until he gets the job), that leaves us with a hole for the 7th and 8th inning setup jobs. I haven't crunched the numbers, but I think we have lost only one game this season where we led after 7 innings (opening day - Perez's only blown save).
f we trade Rage or Vinnie (or both), I'm concerned that we WILL lose more than we MIGHT gain.
If I'm the GM, somebody has to knock my socks off to get Chris Perez.
Chris will be 27 July1. He has been very good as our closer for 3 years (2 1/2, really), and I know that closers can be hot and cold from year to year, but I like the thought of having him as our closer for 5 or more years.
I am happy with CP, he is truly pitching like a different pitcher this season than he was last season, without a doubt. I see no way CP gets traded this year at this point. The bullpen is too thin at the moment. It would have to be an AS caliber player like David Wright or something in order to trade CP.
But to me, that still does not give him the right to open his mouth whenever he wants, putting himself above the team, and start complaining about fan support AGAIN. The fans have supported the team more lately now that the weather has improved. You're doing anybody any favors when you keep opening your mouth to anyone that will listen. Shut up and do your job.