Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/5/13
Toronto Blue Jays LHP Darren Oliver is apparently homesick of his native Texas. Prior to the 2012 season, he signed a 1 year, $4 million contract to play for the Jays. His contract called for a $3 million club option for the 2013 season. Oliver had what was his best MLB season at age 41 last year, going 3-4, 2.06 in 61 games, with 52 Ks in 56 2/3 IP. The Blue Jays did what was expected when they exercised his option for the 2013 season, assuring him of the $3 million salary that was part of the contract. ——————————————————————————– Oliver has considered retirement for the past several seasons, going back to after the 2004 season, which did not see him pitch at all in the majors in the 2005 season. He was to retire if he did not make the Mets in 2006. Then again after his contract was up after 2 seasons with the Angels. Then again before he signed with Toronto. Now he claims to be upset with a contract he agreed to. In something that is very seldomly done, Oliver wants a raise from
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