FRIDAY: From Mike Puma of the New York Post:
Martinez said he’s open to pitching just about anywhere in 2009, but the Mets are far and away his first choice.
THURSDAY: Matthew Cerrone at MetsBlog does a nice job summing up reports on the Pedro Martinez situation.
Dylan Hernandez has said the Dodgers are not in on Pedro, but the righty has narrowed his choices to two teams in each league. The Mets are one known suitor – Omar Minaya will meet with Pedro next week. I’ve talked to many Pirates and White Sox fans who would like to see their team sign Martinez to a one-year deal, but the interest level of those teams is unknown.
Cerrone also relays a Tom Verducci report from the MLB Network saying Martinez recently rejected a one-year, $7MM offer from an AL team. He must really dislike that team, because he’s not going to get that kind of money elsewhere.