Tuesday, July 14, 2009

No Pedro

5-6, 5.61 ERA, 1.57 WHIP. A great acquisition? If these stats were thrown to any general manager in Major League Baseball as the stats of a prospective pitcher there would be no chance that this GM would sign this pitcher (not even the Pirates). So why are the Phillies looking at Pedro Martinez when only last year he put up horrific numbers with the ever-troubled New York Mets? It's obviously not a publicity stunt. With the amount of talent and big-name players that are on the Phillies, a player of Pedro's caliber doesn't really change much when it comes to sales. So it just doesn't make sense that the Phillies would try to improve their average at best pitching staff with a player that will not only not improve the starting five, but be a pest in the clubhouse as well.
Tossing down Don Zimmer by his 80-something year old head and being taped to a pole in Fenway is just someone that the World Champion Phillies don't need in the dugout.

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