July 10, 2009

Pedro the Phillie?

You know the old adage "the rich get richer"?

Well, it appears as though the World Champion Phillies might be adding future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez into the mix.

Everyone and their brother is reporting that the Phillies have been scouting him in his native Dominican Republic and apparently his agent is negotiating with them (the Phillies...not everyone and/or their brother) in hopes in getting the righty back into the majors.

"The Phillies saw me this past Tuesday in a simulated game and I felt very good with my fastball and all my pitches," Martinez told reporters.

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. denied reports a deal was done, but confirmed the team's interest in the three-time Cy Young Award winner.

"He has not been signed," Amaro said before his squad took on Cincinnati on Thursday night. "We've seen him pitch. He's not in town."

It is said that Martinez worked three innings in a simulated game against a Phillies summer league team and that his fastball was clocked at up to 93 mph.

"I feel the best I have for some time," the eight-time All-Star said.

That's good, right?
I only hope it is true.

If not...there goes the legacy.

As far back as January, there was talk of Pedro joining Pittsburgh or Florida. It never happened. Then...it was said, that he was going to be picked up following the World Baseball Classic. That too, never materialized.

If he looks as good as reported...welcome back.

If not, do what I suggested back when snow was on the ground, hang it up and maintain the legacy! The Hall of Fame Class of 2014 needs some crazy in its midst.


BallHype: hype it up!

1 comment:

Dan said...

I hope they sign him. With Hamels and Blanton as the only 2 solid starters, they really are desperate. Myers is out, Moyer sucks, and Park is a disgrace to the game of baseball. A couple million dollars is a risk worth taking on Pedro.