First the Marlins said they were not in negotiations with and had no interest in Pedro Martinez, now the Mets are saying the same.
Unfortunately for Pedro, he seems to be getting the Milton treatment here — you know, the dude from Office Space whom no one wanted to actually fire, so they just kind of removed him from the payroll and moved him down to Storage B.
Pedro’s contract with the Mets expired after 2008, and he’s now the victim of age, ineffectiveness, injury and a bad free-agent market.
In the words of pop act k-os, “Time is a thief that leaves nothing behind.”
I think Pedro might be thrown a bone with a desperate team on the cheap, but it appears 2005 will hold our last memories of Pedro even remotely approaching the Pedro we knew and loved.
Pedro could be joining the ranks of Mike Piazza and Bernie Williams right before our eyes — just sort of phasing out of the game by virtue of no interest. It feels like a lifetime ago Pedro was just a skinny kid in Montreal with a terrible jherri curl (which he eventually reverted back to with the Mets), brushing back the muscle-bound Reggie Sanders of the Reds.