Martinez wants to pitch again ….

Saying he feels rejuvenated, Pedro Martinez said he wants to pitch another season. He emphasized it would be a full season, not like this summer when he joined the moving Phillies bandwagon in midseason.

MARTINEZ: Where will he land?

MARTINEZ: Where will he land?


Martinez’s agent, Fern Cuza, said his client is healthy: “He was feeling no pain whatsoever. It was the first time in three years that he felt that way on the mound. Based on how he played, and how he responded, he’s looking forward to playing next year.”

Martinez played for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic in spring 2009 and hoped that would convince teams of his health. It did not, and he had to audition before he signed a $1 million, one-year contract with the Phillies. In nine games he was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA.

Martinez pitched will in Game 2 of the World Series, but working with the flu, was hit in Game 6.

9 thoughts on “Martinez wants to pitch again ….

  1. I wonder how true that flu story is. That game certainly is going to cost him this off season.

  2. I like Pedro. He comes to play. Not sure if his body will hold up for a season.

    If the Mets do think of him it should be for a one year incentive laden contract.

  3. Dave (2) I agree with you – I’ve always liked Pedro and hope that the Mets take another look at him.

  4. No thank you. What people seem to forget is that Pedro put up the numbers that he did pitching the last two months of the season. He pitched well in nice warm weather of the NLCS with around 12 days of rest and threw well in NY in Game 2 with around 15 days of rest. When it came time to pitch with normal rest the Yanks smacked him around. The ship has sailed with Pedro. Please let’s stop living in the past. The last thing the Mets need is another untrustworthy arm.

  5. 6. Baseball America shows over 500 minor league free agents. Omar shoudl sign all of them. Lots of ex met and ex met wannabees onthe list list Victor Diaz, Henry Owens, and of course the infielder we talkd about for months, the not so great Gotay.

  6. Jeff (6) Let’s see, the last time I saw Frank Viola he was pitching a very lengthy game against Ron Darling at Yale Field – it was a few years ago…