Bad Free Agent Signings

New York Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen  talks as catcher Brian Schneider and starting pitcher Oliver Perez wipe their faces in the seventh inning aginst the New York Yankees at Shea Stadium, June 29, 2008.(REUTERS)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Oliver Perez

Although pitcher Oliver Perez was acquired in a trade back in July of 2006 with reliever Roberto Hernandez for outfielder Xavier Nady. The resigning of Perez back 2009 truly stands out in his Met career. Perez was included in the deal after the injury of reliever Duaner Sanchez. Sanchez suffered…


New York Mets Tsuyoshi Shinjo looks for a pitch during an intersquad game at the Mets' spring training camp in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Feb. 24, 2003. (REUTERS)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Tsuyoshi Shinjo

During Shinjo’s final year with the Hanshin Tigers in 2000, he batted .278 with 28 HR’s, 15 steals and 85 RBI. It was his first good offensive season in Japan and hardly a great one. After that year, Tsuyoshi Shinjo became a free agent. He went on to sign with…