NY Sports Dog: Pedro Owes Us a Year

Friday, March 20, 2009

Pedro Owes Us a Year

Let me preface the following by saying I love Pedro Martinez...yes, I have a man-crush on the guy and would like to go shoot pool with him, or have a man-date that involved the two of us taunting Yankee fans and then going all Zimmer on them.

That said, I think he owes us a year--a cheap year.

Pedro made $41M with the Mets and produced a 32-23 record over 4 years with injuries that caused an incredible amount of drama, tremendous pitching rotation shuffling, stressed the bullpen to its limits, and allowed starts by AAA pitchers and major league has-beens or never-weres that had no business on the mound for a team hunting after a championship.

As of now we have Livan Hernandez as the front-runner for the 5th starter position. This is the same Livan Hernandez that went 13-11 with a 6.05 ERA last year and hasn't had an ERA+ over 100 since 2005.

Pedro--if you are listening, the Mets need you--we need you to come back and right a wrong.

Come back on the cheap--take a deal with $1.5M to $2M guaranteed money and another $2.5M in incentives.

Come back and help the Mets win a championship and have your name remembered forever--as a man among men who did the right thing and kept his promise of bringing a championship to NY.

Come back and give the clubhouse your joy, the young pitchers your intellect, the vets your presence and positive influence.

Come back and pitch wherever and whenever you're needed.

I think you owe that to the Mets....you owe us a year.

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MetsLifer said...

Absolutely. If he did that and the Mets won the pennant, he would have his own monument at Citi Field.

Anonymous said...

I agree 100%. I'd love him back , but he needs a reality check. He just finished up giving the Mets basically no on-field production for the last 3 years and now he talks about being respected? How about paying the Mets back a little and giving them a cheap year?

Mets Tailgate said...

I'm with you Dave, and unfortunately pro athletes don't think like this. I'd be borderline embarrassed about my performance with the Mets if I was Pedro.

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