Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Pedro Redux?

Pedro Martinez likes you. He really likes you! While appearing on 98.5 The Sports Hub recently, Pedro sang the praises of Boston and intimated that, if he were to rerun to baseball in 2011, Fenway would be among his top venues. So, does this make any sense? Did his performance in the 2009 post-season for the Phillies suggest that he can still dominate? Is the year off more suggestive of renewal or rust? There is no one in The Nation who was a bigger fan of Pedro. Every time he pitched, it was appointment viewing—either in-person on on the tube. And, in most cases, he delivered us a win. However, I honestly can't see the value in signing him for 2011. Assuming our under-performing starting pitching rights itself by next Spring, we don't really have the need to take such a big risk. While the theatre would be inspiring, the reality would probably be disappointment viewing.