Depressed Mets Fan

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Pedro may be a goner

Posted by jmkraft on January 9, 2009

Looks like the Mets are getting closer to signing Tim Redding to a one-year deal which means that, in all likelihood, Pedro Martinez will not return to the Mets next year. I feel very conflicted about this. On one hand, Pedro looked awful last year, and should not have even been pitching at certain points. But while Redding might be a more reliable choice, there has to be something left in Pedro’s tank. Last year was a disaster for him, both personally and professionally. So part of me really wants to see if he can bounce back this year. 

Pedro really represents the spirit of the “new” Mets, the “Los Mets” team. His signing opened the door to Carlos Beltran and others, and while he may not have achieved his goal of winning a World Series with the Mets, he helped anchor one of baseball’s most competative franchises. Is it time to move on? Probably. But even though Pedro will enter the Hall of Fame in a Red Sox cap, Mets fans will always have a special place in their collective heart for him.

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