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    Why not Pedro Martinez?

    He is still a free agent. He has been pitching well for the DR so far in the World Baseball Classic. I think he would be perfect for our 5th spot. Use Owings as the long reliever, and start Homer at AAA.

    He did express that he wanted to go to a "contender", but maybe the fact that we already have two of his DR teammates in our starting rotation could sway his opinion of us. He would be the perfect guy to mentor them.
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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    I agree, and was thinking the same thing yesterday. He's a perfect fit for #5 in my opinion, because he doesn't have the stuff he used to, but he definitely knows how to pitch. He always may be able to teach Cueto and Volquez some things throughout the year.

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    I'd use him as a Long man or a jam man. He may not be what he was but he'd probably be great in short bursts (1-3 inn) where batters dont have a chance to adjust to what he does have left. Plus his endurance isnt what it once was. If we have some injuries or guys crash (IE Weathers/Lincoln/Cordero) then we could certainly do worse than Pedro.
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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    I think Slyder pretty much nailed it on what you should expect out of Pedro. He could be a nice fit for someones bullpen if the money is right. But I don't think he'd help as much as a starter.
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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Would he come to the Reds for the kind of money typically paid to crafty, old junkballers who have only won 17 games in the last three seasons? Likely not.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Why not Pedro?
    2007 - 5 games, $14 mil
    2008 - 5.61 ERA, 1.569 WHIP, $11.8 mil

    That's why.

    I'll take Owings and/or Bailey over those numbers at that salary anyday.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Noone will pay anywhere close to those amounts for Pedro.
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    If he's willing to be a long reliever/emegency

    starter, then heck yeah I'd take him if the money is good. Also, would take a flyer on Ivan Rodriquez as well, though he's probably going to make a lot of money off this WBC and be too expensive for the Reds.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    Noone will pay anywhere close to those amounts for Pedro.
    Nor should they. Coming out of the pen for long relief for ~$6mil would suit me just fine.
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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    I was thinking the same thing, what a great addition he would be, but I agree that the price is too great for the Reds.
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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Anyone not interested in Pedro obviously didnt see him pitching the other day. No, hes no longer the flamethrower that has the ability to throw bullets past people but he still knows how to pitch and his great change up makes that 91mph fastball seem a bit faster. Ya hes a bit of a risk money and health wise but when healthy I would take him over Owings and Bailey in the shortterm (this season) any day.

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    Re: If he's willing to be a long reliever/emegency

    Quote Originally Posted by mac624 View Post
    starter, then heck yeah I'd take him if the money is good. Also, would take a flyer on Ivan Rodriquez as well, though he's probably going to make a lot of money off this WBC and be too expensive for the Reds.
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    It would be interesting to see what kind of influence/mentoring that Pedro would have on Volquez and Cueto. And besides, we already know Pedro likes to party with Bronson.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Volquez and Cueto LOVE Pedro. Talk about him all the time as their hero. They would probably soak up his suggestions like a sponge. That said, no way will it happen. Nor do we need it.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Quote Originally Posted by xavr1 View Post
    Volquez and Cueto LOVE Pedro. Talk about him all the time as their hero. They would probably soak up his suggestions like a sponge. That said, no way will it happen. Nor do we need it.
    Great point. They have similar stuff to Pedro when he was younger, electric fastballs with a great change. Not to mention he could communicate more clearly to them in their native tongue.

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    Re: Why not Pedro Martinez?

    Cincinnati's idea of a risk/reward signing is going after someone washed up and signing them to a 500k nonguaranteed deal with an invite to camp.

    Pedro wants much more than that and the Reds can't afford it.


    If he was a lefty he could help the team, but then again he'd be making 10mil a year if that were the case. We have plenty of arms as good as his right now.


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