Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

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    Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

    From MLB Trade Rumorswww.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martipe02.shtml" target="_self">
    Pedro Martinez
    isn't ready to announce his retirement just yet, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com (Spanish link).  Martinez also says that he envisions himself in a Sandy Koufax-type role with a club.

    The following is a story from April, 2011:

    Pedro Martinez wouldn't mind finishing career with Red Sox

    by Bob Harkins/NBC Sports   

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    Every once in a while someone gets ahold of www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=1741" class="nameLink">Pedro Martinez, talks to him about what he’s doing these days, and then gets around to asking the inevitable question: “Are you going to play again?”

    Martinez has consistently said his return to baseball is unlikely, and that might still be true. But his tune is changing just a bit. Speaking to Joe Brescia of the New York Times, Martinez said he is not only interested in returning to MLB, but would prefer to finish up his career in Boston and officially retire as a member of the Red Sox.

    I’d probably have to say the Red Sox. I would like to win a World Series in the National League, so the Phillies are in there, too. But for the time I’m going to be playing, I think Boston is more suitable so that I can retire with the Boston Red Sox and go to the Hall of Fame with the same hat.

    Are you listening, Theo Epstein? After Clay Buchholz’s start today, you might want to consider it. Although, at the current pace, stocking up on arms for a pennant chase might be a pointless endeavor.

    Martinez, 39, said he is in good shape right now and could be ready to take a mound within a month or so if need be. Over the course of his 18-year career, the certain Hall of Famer struck out 3,154 batters in 2,827.1 innings, going 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA. He last played in 2009 for the Phillies, when he was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA in nine games.

     
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    [QUOTE]From MLB Trade Rumors www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/martipe02.shtml " target="_self" /> Pedro Martinez isn't ready to announce his retirement just yet, according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com ( Spanish link ).  Martinez also says that he envisions himself in a Sandy Koufax -type role with a club. The following is a story from April, 2011: Pedro Martinez wouldn't mind finishing career with Red Sox by Bob Harkins /NBC Sports    Every once in a while someone gets ahold of www.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.aspx?sport=MLB&id=1741 " class="nameLink"> Pedro Martinez , talks to him about what he’s doing these days, and then gets around to asking the inevitable question: “Are you going to play again?” Martinez has consistently said his return to baseball is unlikely, and that might still be true. But his tune is changing just a bit. Speaking to Joe Brescia of the New York Times , Martinez said he is not only interested in returning to MLB, but would prefer to finish up his career in Boston and officially retire as a member of the Red Sox. I’d probably have to say the Red Sox. I would like to win a World Series in the National League, so the Phillies are in there, too. But for the time I’m going to be playing, I think Boston is more suitable so that I can retire with the Boston Red Sox and go to the Hall of Fame with the same hat. Are you listening, Theo Epstein? After Clay Buchholz’s start today , you might want to consider it. Although, at the current pace, stocking up on arms for a pennant chase might be a pointless endeavor. Martinez, 39, said he is in good shape right now and could be ready to take a mound within a month or so if need be. Over the course of his 18-year career, the certain Hall of Famer struck out 3,154 batters in 2,827.1 innings, going 219-100 with a 2.93 ERA. He last played in 2009 for the Phillies, when he was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA in nine games.
    Posted by -EdithBunker-[/QUOTE]

    I would have to say No at this point.  If Pedro has yet to throw a pitch this season I doubt he would help us much.  When Pedro left in favor of the Mets his AL numbers had already begun to decline against some of the better hitters he once dominated, much like Clemens.
     
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    I don't know about this, I mean he is nearly as old as ... oh no wait he isn't. Pedro is actually younger than Wake.... 

    I would like to see Pedro here but I do not want him to embarrass himself .. he left here a champion.
     
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    [QUOTE]I don't know about this, I mean he is nearly as old as ... oh no wait he isn't. Pedro is actually younger than Wake....  I would like to see Pedro here but I do not want him to embarrass himself .. he left here a champion.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Same here Buritto, Pedro went out in style and it was well deserved but he probably wouldn't help our cause much at this point.
     
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    Yes if we had a crystal ball and he could be effective then yes... but in all likelihood it will be a blemish on our memories.

    He is a near legend to me, and I am the same age as him!
     
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    can he learn to throw the knuckle ball?
     
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    [QUOTE]I don't know about this, I mean he is nearly as old as ... oh no wait he isn't. Pedro is actually younger than Wake....  I would like to see Pedro here but I do not want him to embarrass himself .. he left here a champion.
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Agree.  I am not sure that he would be any help.  We definitely need pitching help, but I don't think Pedro is the answer. 
     
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    [QUOTE]Yes if we had a crystal ball and he could be effective then yes... but in all likelihood it will be a blemish on our memories. He is a near legend to me, and I am the same age as him!
    Posted by BurritoT[/QUOTE]

    Agreed....and I doubt he'd sign a minor league contract to prove himself.
     
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    I would hate to see Pedro pull the Willie Mays thing of hanging on far beyond his time, tinging the sterling legacy. Too many athletes hang on too long e.g. Favre, etc. Thanks for the wonderful memories Pedro!
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

    When will this stop?

    In order to win you look to the future, you don't seek help form the past.

    The Sox would be more likely to introduce a young pitcher from the farm system and have him fill a roll in hopes that they find lightning in a bottle, than they are likely to bring back an older player from their history that would cost more and be questionable as far as ability to get batters out.

    What next? Don Baylor to be a right hand bat off the bench?
     
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    "What next? Don Baylor to be a right hand bat off the bench?"
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    He was always good for a"Hit By Pitch".That was his specialty. 
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

    Pedro or even Bill Lee would be better that Lackey !!!
     
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    I agree, he couldn't do much worst then LACKey

     
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    [QUOTE]Pedro or even Bill Lee would be better that Lackey !!!
    Posted by joken04[/QUOTE]

    Maybe Mike Torrez is available.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

    considering lackey is just garbage. Pedro would be worth a shot
     
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    I think you will find Pedro is NOT better than Lackey at this stage of his life.

    It is romantic to think there will be this scenerio where Pedro Martinez rides into town on a white horse , has regained his 97 MPH fastball , has the mound presence of a potential Hall of Famer and Cy Young winner.

    Only thing is this: That Pedro is pre-2005. We are talking some 6 years now since he's been a force.

    I love the guy , but there is a reason why he is not in some team's rotation making big bucks right now.

    He's no longer MLB caliber. He'd likely embarass himself and I'd rather not witness this. I want to remember Pedro as he was.
     
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    Re: Should Theo sign Pedro Martinez?

    If we didn't have anyone else, I would at least consider it.  At least see what kind of shape he is in and how hard he throws.  Obviously, he won't be as good as he was in his prime, but I don't think he would be an emarrassment either.

    It doesn't hurt to look at him though.  Does he even want to comeback?  I know in preseason there was some talk, but I haven't heard anything about him in awhile now.

    ** But, this really isn't that pressing of an issue.  We do have Wake, Miller (who looked good) and Aceves.
     
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