Pedro Martinez Looking To Return

Free-agent pitcher Pedro Martinez is waiting for a call to help a team win a World Series, writes Joe Brescia of the New York Times.  The 39-year-old says that he could get himself into playing shape rather quickly.

"I’m in shape right now and I’m training and I’m playing catch, so getting to full strength would probably take me a month, month and a half, to be on a mound," said the eight-time All-Star.

Martnez was asked if he would choose the Yankees, BoSox, or Phillies if all three teams called and offered the same salary.  The vet said that he would probably choose Boston, so that he could retire and enter the Hall of Fame with the same hat.  He would consider the Phillies though as he would like to win a championship in the National League.

The right-hander last pitched in 2009 for the Phillies, posting a 3.63 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 1.6 BB/9 in nine starts.


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55 Comments on "Pedro Martinez Looking To Return"


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yankswin28
4 years 2 months ago

Over the hill. Done.

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Lunchbox45
4 years 2 months ago

him over the hill was probably the second best free agent pitcher available outside of cliff lee.

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qbass187
4 years 2 months ago

Uh, didn’t the Yankees JUST sign Kevin Millwood & Carlos Silva?

Clearly they could do worse than Pedro Martinez.
Clearly.

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Deanna Williams Brown
4 years 2 months ago

Whos your Daddy?

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4 years 2 months ago

Who’s your Papi?

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4 years 2 months ago

Haha yeah, like the Phillies want him again. I know he hasn’t been playing, but he still has to know about their rotation right? Pedro Martinez won’t start over Hallday, Lee, or Oswalt…even if it was 35 year old Pedro.

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4 years 2 months ago

Who do they have if somebody gets hurt? Let’s say blanton gets hurt, who is available out there? I would say the phils would give him some consideration

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cscd1111
4 years 2 months ago

Who do they have you must be joking, did you ever here of Kyle Kendrick AKA Baby Doc 1.80 ERa. 2011 Vance Worley 1.38 ERa. in 2010. The Phillies are stacked and there Bull pen has been lights out to start the season. Yep its good to be a Phillies fan.

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4 years 2 months ago

If it’s “good to be a Phillies fan” then why do you all boo so much?

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cscd1111
4 years 2 months ago

NYC Tim I hope your not a Mets fan talking about booing…..LOL

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PhilliesPhanPhorLife
4 years 2 months ago

NYC Tim is hearing the chants of “Raul” or “Chooch” and thinks it’s booing.

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LioneeR
4 years 2 months ago

A small sample size(out of the pen) and minor league numbers don’t exactly equate to being “stacked”

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cscd1111
4 years 2 months ago

A small sample size out of the pen.

touche, I will give you this one about our pen its a little early.However if you think the Phillies being 7-2 is some kind of enomaly you have not been watching MLB since 2008….

Minor league numbers don’t exactly equate to being “stacked”

Are you another “joker” LOL…. Roy Halladay,Cliff Lee,Roy Oswalt,Cole Hamels and yes Big Joe Blanton is a very large “Stack, Indeed”

By the way did you here Jimmy Rollins has predicted 116 win for the Phillies. Yep how sweet it is to be a fan of the “Phighten Phillies”……………..

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RedSoxDynasty
4 years 2 months ago

None of those could hold Pedro’s jock in his prime period!

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TapDancingTeddy
4 years 2 months ago

As good as the Phillie pitchers are, this is so absolutely true. Pedro had an WHIP of .969 from age 25 to 33. That’s a closer number that I can’t say I’ve seen by any other starter over even 1/2 the number of years.

Pedro was crazy good.

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Hubbs2
4 years 2 months ago

Too bad Pedro isn’t in his prime

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BrosaParks
4 years 2 months ago

Too bad an over the hill Pedro couldn’t teach the young players, such as Kendrick, how to become better. Wait..

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umair56
4 years 2 months ago

I’m a Sox fan and our rotation is pretty messed up right now but I’m still not sure how I would feel about Pedro coming back to Boston. I guess he could sell tickets and maybe even his 5 innings will be an improvement over Lackey’s 5 innings. Theo would never sign him though so I guess it doesn’t matter.

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jordan
4 years 2 months ago

never count out theo, i am a sox fan and i want him to sign with us, after the way we are playing, and i want him to retire as a sox

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Lunchbox45
4 years 2 months ago

last time pedro went through this he only wanted to play in the NL.

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iheartyourfart
4 years 2 months ago

yeah i heard he’s still chasing 763

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notsureifsrs
4 years 2 months ago

you know who you want after the way lackey and buchholz have pitched? lackey and buchholz

reversion. to. the mean. means: chill. out.

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notsureifsrs
4 years 2 months ago

what is messed up about the rotation that pedro would fix? two legitimate front-end starters are pitching like crap after 2 starts. you gonna DFA one? have lackey pitch long relief?

martinez is the greatest pitcher i’ve ever seen in person, but the rotation’s fine. thanks but no thanks pedro. best of luck

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RedSoxDynasty
4 years 2 months ago

I agree that at the moment let’s wait and see if the rotation sorts itself out. It’s WAY to early to make rash decisions. But if it’s the end of May and Lackey and DiceK(and I don’t care how much they make) are still getting rocked every start then I would love to bring back Pedro IF he has anything left in the tank.

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jordan
4 years 2 months ago

i want the sox to sign him, we have nothing to lose …. and he is still really good

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qbass187
4 years 2 months ago

Only out of the bullpen, though.

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notsureifsrs
4 years 2 months ago

“and he is still really good”

based on what? he was reasonably effective for 40 innings two years ago in the NL. he’s now knocking on age 40 after two years out of the game

the idea of pedro having one last lights-out year as a reliever in boston is obviously appealing, but it isn’t realistic. the reality is that it would be a very humbling and disappointing way to end a phenomenal career