Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
There is no way Pedro will sign with the Reds, but I have to admit I'd love it if he did.
When are MLB teams going to learn to stock up on pitching? You shouldn't go into the season with five starting pitchers; you should go into the season with seven. Because at least one or two are going to get hurt and at least one or two are not going to perform up to expectations. Even if Owings and Bailey look good, get me some Pedro. That is the fast track to being a contender this year. If the Reds always have five solid starting pitchers, they will be in the race.
You can never have enough pitching. It is cliche' because it is true. I believe that teams use an average of 10 starters during the season.
However, I can't believe that Pedro would pick the Reds over the Mets or anyone else, unless the Reds were the only team to match his price of $4M, and I definitely don't see that happening.