7.15.2009

Pedro Will Look Great in Red Pinstripes

Pedro Martinez has apparently signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Philles.

The 37-year-old three-time Cy Young Award winner's new deal will likely be announced in a news conference later on today, according to an anonymous source close to negotiations. He could earn up to $1.5 million in incentives, but he'll be making at least a few starts in the minor leagues before joining the big league rotation.

Martinez, the free agent righty who pitched in the World Baseball Classic for the Dominican Republic this year, was 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA with the New York Mets last season. He's a career 214-99 with a 2.91 ERA over 17 seasons in the game. Pretty good, but is there any gas left in that tank? When a Philadelphia Inquirer reporter approached him on the street yesterday afternoon, Pedro said:
We're going to talk baseball right now? Here in the street? Man. Get a stick. . . . We'll talk later. Nothing is confirmed yet, and we're still working, so take it easy. I'll talk to you guys later, OK?
Get a stick?

Update: Umm... he's already on the DL.

[Philadelphia Inquirer] | [The Fightins] | [MLB Wire]

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not really sure what he means by :get a stick: but that under shirt is awesome.

Brandon said...

"that shirt is awesome"

it is?

is halladay the next old guy to join the phillies rotation?

Megs said...

Do the Phillies really need the 3 extra wins he'll give them? I'm sure Moyer could've belted those out.

Dan said...

Great signing by the Phils. He'll be a quality 5-6 innings every time out with a few surprise great outings, I'm sure. And he's on the DL so he can go down to the minors and get some work in.

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