I just heard about a hour ago that Pedro to the Mets was essentially a done move. The Mets were willing (or let’s say just plain crazy) to go to 4 years and well over 50 million to sign him.
I can’t say I am surprised by the move. That is a hell of a lot of money to give up. Not to mention, he gets 4 more seasons instead of 3 (Pedro has repeatedly said that he plans for this to be his final contract). I hope he is a class act at the press conference and hope he knows what he is getting into with the Mets.
To me, regardless of what just happened, Pedro is always a member of the Boston Red Sox. For 5-6 seasons he was as close to perfect that a pitcher could get. Spectacular. I don’t know how many late nights I spent watching a game because Pedro Martinez was pitching.
Sadly, I never had a chance to watch Pedro pitch in person. But I did seem him at the victory parade. A priceless moment I will never forget. Just like a priceless career Pedro has had.
Good luck Pedro. You are going to need it.