Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports talked to Pedro Martinez's agent Fern Cuza, who said his client will pitch next year and wants to be with a team for the start of Spring Training.
Cuza told Morosi Martinez would consider going back to the Phillies, but the agent wouldn't comment on other possible destinations. Morosi notes that Pedro referenced the Dodgers and Cubs as teams that had been in the mix during the summer.
Pedro is still a big name, and he certainly has something left in the tank. On the other hand, he's 38 years old. He pitched a total of 74 innings this year and 109 in '08. A multiyear deal seems unlikely, as does topping John Smoltz's $5.5MM guarantee from last year. I can see Martinez remaining unsigned until February or March.