“We could have gotten into the offseason and looked at what was available, but to maximize his value we thought it was better to do something sooner rather than later.”
Um, maximize his value? Was it really that low? Maybe so, and that’s the bummer about this whole thing. The fact that he’s been yanked up and down to the point where he has only one option remaining can’t have helped his trade value. Neither can the fact that there’s long been a rift between him and the coaching staff. Neither can the fact that aside from Game 1 of the World Series and a couple of good starts here and there, he’s been mostly bad. Who is to blame for that is another debate for another place and I don’t know what to believe nor do I really care at this point. It’s been discussed ad nauseum, it’s time to turn the page. Even considering all the negatives, a 24 year-old reliever who started the season in A ball sounds like a light haul. I’ll be back with more in a bit, I have some googling to do.
Update: This site has a profile of Perdomo. They say he throws a 95-96 MPH fastball, while Goold says he’s throws more in the 90-94 MPH range. Both agree he has a good slider. He was promoted from advanced A to AA after posting a 0.96 ERA in 37.1 innings, with 42 K’s and 15 BB. In 15.1 innings at AA, he has 17 K’s to 7 walks and 12 hits allowed. Here’s a video of him from this past spring training.
Looks and sounds like this could work out for both sides, we’ll wait and see. I have to think the change of scenery will do Reyes a world of good, and I wish him the best of luck in Cleveland. Thanks for Game 1, A-Rey. I’ll miss the flat brim/high socks combo.