Pondering Pedro

Just talkin' about Mo
Sheppard hopes to be ready for Opening Day

Now that the Mets have signed Livan Hernandez, the team does not expect to resign Pedro Martinez, and the MLBTR community is wondering who will. A month ago, before the Yanks brought Andy Pettitte back into the fold, I advocated taking a flier on the one-time Yankee nemesis. I’d still say give him a look. Bring him to camp for the depth. If he looks good, I’m sure the Yanks could find a trading partner, and if not, they can just cut him loose. It won’t happen, but it’s an interesting thought at least.

Just talkin' about Mo
Sheppard hopes to be ready for Opening Day
  • http://thechuckknoblog.blogspot.com Charlie

    Very interesting, but very unlikely.

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  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Maybe he can be reunited with Zim down in Tampa Bay.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    Never in a million years would I want Pedro in pinstripes.

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  • Justin


    Edited by RAB: Fixed the whole stretched out page thing.

    • Mike Pop

      What you do?

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      I hate when people stretch out the page.

      • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.


        • Mike Pop

          What a freakin Nark.

          • Lasoo

            “Hey were just tryin to have a good time nark. Why do you want to destroy us”

    • Justin

      haha sorry about that… didn’t realize that that would happen.

  • Mike Pop

    Let him go to the Marlins. No need for him.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    He was sitting 89-90 MPH when he got back in his groove after he returned from injury in August. He still has the great Changeup, so maybe a return to the bullpen as Trevor Hoffman redux is a possibility.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      … Yes, as a Yankee.

      • Ryan S.

        While I doubt the Yankees or Pedro Martinez are really thinking about doing that, I would like to see that.

  • Ryan S.

    He’d give Brett Tomko a run for his money!

  • andrew

    I know every so often everyone misses something on a guy, but isn’t it a sign that nobody else is trying to bring him in on a minor league deal? Why wouldn’t those teams who would trade for him if he looked good in the Yankees camp just sign him themselves and see if he looked good in their camp, without giving up a prospect?

    • TheLastClown

      Well the idea is that no one would want to trade for him UNTIL he has a good spring. So you’re taking a flier on a potentiality, trying to predict some success.

      • andrew

        Right, but if the whole point of taking a flier on him is that it’s a no-risk investment, why wouldn’t those other teams be interested in a flier on him.
        I know it’s a minute detail in the whole scheme of things, but i just don’t really get it logically.

        On the main issue, sure, sign the guy. I think he’d be great in a bullpen role where he could crank it up and maybe get back up to 93-94, but i doubt thats what he wants to be doing.

  • Johnny

    If I’m not mistaken, he and Jorge swore a blood oath to attack each other on sight. not really, but it’s known that the two of them have a peronal dislike of one another. I don’t know where he ends up but it’s not the yankees. I hope he ends up on one of the worst teams in baseball. maybe seattle or pittburgh

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      Maybe he throws harder because he dislikes Jorge…

  • http://deleted Al

    He should go out to LA. It’s like a retirement community for former Sawx players.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, this is from a commenter on the Harper article:

    In the system we will see Melancon this year and Crousset in years to come. Joba to the pen is short sighted, silly, and bad baseball.

    I think someone got “beered” by the RAB faithful.

    • Mike Pop

      Haha, that is funny.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Way to spread the word.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      That is fabulous.

      I posted an over the top, gushing thread about Melvin once on another board, being as obvious as possible to exaggerate things. And STILL people posted stuff like “Really? Is he that good?”.

      I assumed they were Scout.com readers.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        We should always link to Mike’s profile of Melvin. There would be enough people believing it.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      You know Jamal, if they can’t spell his name right, they can’t truly believe the hype.

  • http://deleted Al

    Of course, the best part of this post is the first sentence:

    Now that the Mets have signed Livan Hernandez, the team does not expect to resign Pedro Martinez,

    Sorry. It just made me laugh out loud thinking about everyone in Queens anticipating the arrival of Livan Hernandez to Jupiter, FL… or where ever their ST facilities are.

  • Drew

    TOO MANY PITCHERS!! wait did I just say that? HOLY SH**!!

  • NickyTheSwish

    I would find the thought of Pedro coming out of the bullpen very intriguing if not for the fact that he’s Pedro.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Let’s sign him and dress him up in a clown suit and have him dance on the opposing team’s dugout.

  • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    “Andrew Brackman threw in the bullpen as well. No, there was no radar gun. But Jose Molina (who caught him) and the Yankees people who watched were all quite impressed. “Outstanding,” third base coach Rob Thomson said.”


    Apparently, he’s very good.

    Put him in the bullpen immediately.

    • andrew

      Shorten the game!! Mo 9, Joba 8, CC 7, AJ 6, CMW 5, Pettitte 4, Brackman 3. Kennedy and Hughes can take turns pitching the first two innings!!

  • http://www.freewebs.com/ps3tf2/ Double-J

    Even though I don’t *like* Pedro, I’d like to see him on the Yankees.

    Much like my philosophy on A-Rod (don’t care about personal life/recent steroid stuff – just hit the ball), if Pedro could go out there and give us decent innings, I’d be fine. Chuck the rock, dammit.

  • http://www.bronxbaseballdaily.com Rob Abruzzese

    Pedro is done. No reason to get him. Besides they have Brett Tomko now so they are set. In fact Tomko is so good they might as well trade Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy.

  • Drew

    Miggy signed with the Phillies. Hope he makes the team.

  • Dan MacTiernan


    Edited by RAB. Again. Stop it.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    I’d rather have Pedro in camp than Bret Tomko!