July 24, 2014

Chris Perez gag order in effect?

Chris Perez hasn’t had a quiet season, but has been quiet of late. According to Paul Hoynes’ report, it might have finally been mandated from over Chris’ head after the team largely stood up for its controversial closer most of the season.

Reporter: What do you think the team has learned from this year?

Perez: “No comment. I have opinions, but I’m not going to say them right now.”

As Perez walked away from reporters, he said, “It will be a fun last couple of days of the season when I’m allowed to talk again.”

I’m not sure whose idea of fun it will be. Obviously Perez was being sarcastic, but you have to think some in and around the Indians organization are at least wary, if not scared, of what kind of damage Chris Perez might do at that time. Even if you think Perez has largely been right in his commentary this season, there’s just no doubting it has, at times, been at odds with the organization’s goals to move on from a disastrous season and at least sell a few tickets next year.

[Related: Kluber Spoils Afternoon For Sox, Perez Spoils Win With Postgame Comments]

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    They gag him after he turns his PURE RAGE on his masters but when he was firing away at the hometown supporters the people in power all chuckled, coddled and made excuses. Just one more example of people being a day late and a dollar short in this organization. The Indians have done a great job at trying to replace the football organization in this town as the most inept.

  • Dee P

    I hate closers.

  • http://twitter.com/ClevelandChick Cleveland Chick

    He is ridiculous. For the love of all that is holy the guy needs to be a professional, something he has clearly not been.

  • Natedawg86

    This guy is going to be a professional wrestler when he is done with baseball.

  • Steve

    Let me know the next time an employee is allowed to bash his organization to the media and get away without any sort of punishment

  • http://twitter.com/BruceCLE Bruce

    Should be fun to watch/listen.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Allowed, punishment? Freedom of speech and unfortunately for the Indians Perez’s mouth is a double edged sword that cuts both ways.

  • Steve

    Freedom of speech protects you from persecution from the government, not being told to shut up by your boss.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cb.everett.9 CB Everett

    In a weird way, I kinda wish they’d keep him around (although I know they won’t). As big of a blowhard as he is, it’s nice to have someone “in house” slamming the inept Front Office on behalf of outraged fans—as opposed to us having to listen to the BS lines we get from everyone else who toes the line.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Pull my finger!

  • Steve

    Did you want to keep him around when he was slamming the fans for not showing up?

  • The_Real_Shamrock
  • Wow

    Steve is such a tool

  • porckchopexpress

    Perez has pried my “Kenny Powers award for an athlete who desperately needs to have to work a real job for living” award away from Kellen Winslow Jr. People say that it is bad Karma to hope for injury, I say “F* you Jobu!” I hope Perez has to undergo Tommy John surgery when – during recovery from rotator cuff surgery – he takes a nasty fall upon learning that all of his money was invested with Drew Rosenhaus.

  • mgbode

    can that be after we trade him away though?

    also, bad karma sure has seemed to follow Mr Winslow Jr. throughout his career