NY Sports Dog: Ollie Deal Imminent

Monday, February 2, 2009

Ollie Deal Imminent

As we posted yesterday, the Mets are meeting with Boras to finalize the deal for Ollie Perez.

Fox is also covering the story.

The Mets, pushing to solidify their starting rotation, are moving closer to re-signing free-agent left-hander Oliver Perez, according to major-league sources.

The team is "trying to hold the line" on a three-year contract for Perez, one source said, but a vesting option for a fourth year remains possible.

If the Mets finalize a deal, the Dodgers likely would follow by signing free-agent left-hander Randy Wolf, who is the Mets' leading alternative to Perez.

The Dodgers have maintained almost daily contact with Wolf's agents, and the two sides made "a little" progress over the weekend, one source said.

Free-agent right-hander Ben Sheets, another option for the Mets, could end up with the Rangers, but his talks with Texas have "less momentum" than they did 10 days ago, according to a source. The Rangers want Sheets only on their terms, the source said.

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