Chris Perez is again making headlines with his comments.
Perez, who earlier this season was critical of Tribe fans and the home attendance, is now taking shots at the Indians front office, according to a report from foxsports.com. When asked of the difference between the rivaled Detroit Tigers and the Indians, Perez said "Different owners."
There has been much attention placed on the pay scale in Major League Baseball this season. More specifically, ability for mid market teams to compete with payroll of teams in major market. While several mid-market teams are right in the thick of this year's race for October, such as the A's, Orioles, and Rays, Perez is implying that the problems with the Tribe stem from the owner, Paul Dolan, as well as President Mark Shapiro and General Manager Chris Antonetti.
"You get what you pay for in baseball," said the All-Star closer.
In a more direct comment from ‘Cleveland's Closer', Perez credited the front office's inability to land Josh Willingham to a lack of willingness to ‘pony' up the cash.
"That's the decision they make, and this is the bed we're laying in"
Whether these comments are right are wrong, they are bringing the attention back off of the team, and back on to Perez, and the off-season.