Mets May Re-Sign Pedro
During an interview on XM Radio earlier today, Omar Minaya acknowledged that there were “discussions” with Pedro Martinez and that there is a possibility the Mets will bring Pedro back in 2009.
At the same time, Minaya was non-committal, and somewhat evasive. From his comments, it sounds like the plan is to explore many / all other starting pitching options before talks with Pedro get serious.
In other words, don’t expect to see Pedro sign with the Mets until later in the offseason. Whether Martinez will wait and see is another story — I imagine he can get a big-league deal with someone like the Nationals if he wants to pitch. But I get the feeling he would prefer to pitch for a team that has a chance to be a contender — in which case he may have to accept an incentive-laden, minor-league deal.
Personally, I’m just happy the Mets are considering Pedro, even if it is as a last resort.