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Perez stays with Mets; O's get Wigginton

Updated: February 4, 2009, 10:30 AM ET
By Eric Karabell, ESPN.com

It was getting tough to project the Mets as the best team in the NL East, with their pitching staff consisting of three starting pitchers and a prayer, but now that Oliver Perez has been brought back ... OK, there will be still be some praying, but it is a good move.

I generally ignore Perez in drafts -- even when value for his strikeouts dictates otherwise -- based on the potential hurt factor. As in, putting a pitcher who leads the league in walks on your team is dangerous, despite the ...

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