Pedro to the Mets - It's Not Business It's Personal

Thanks for the post. Can't wait to here the news if this holds true. I won't be surprised if "Mr. Blue PIN Stripes" strikes back or fosters Pedro's move to the National league.

If Pedro leaves the Red Sox, I guess Alex Rodriguez gets his 1st Gold ring.


Posted by Geoffrey Gonzalez at December 13, 2004 7:31 PM

I'm not sure if the Mets are getting a good, 4-year deal. Pedro has produced phenomenal ERAs. But he is also a prima-donna with more than his share of mental and physical quirks.

While still good, Pedro's a bit past his prime. New York fans and sports media aren't going to be polite if his production falls or he gets a quirk and heads home because he's unhappy.

Maybe 1-2 good seasons, tops. $23 million for that isn't worth it.

Posted by P.A. Breault at December 13, 2004 8:56 PM

My apologies - that should have read "for that, $23 million a year isn't worth it"

Posted by P.A. Breault at December 13, 2004 9:49 PM

Latest news is that Pedro's insisting that an MRI of his shoulder NOT be a part of his physical for the Mets. If Minaya accepts that, he deserves to be fired on the spot.

Posted by DTLV at December 14, 2004 8:13 AM

Any event that serves to weaken the loathsome Red Sox will cheer the souls of all Yankee partisans. As such, Pedro's impeding departure will be greeted here in NYC with not a little enthusiasm.

Another 86 years anyone?

BTW, if I were writing his Mets contract, I'd insist that he change that greasy, dog-ugly hair-do. Blecch.

Posted by David Katz at December 14, 2004 8:22 AM

Here is a contrarian point of view - It is true that Pedro isn't the same guy he was 3-4 years ago, however he is headed to one of the best pitcher's parks in America in Shea Stadium. Pedro made a smart decision not just monetarily; he has given himself the best chance of success with a wide open outfield that has a lot of balls landing on the warning track. Leiter has pitched really well into his waning years at Shea, however, I acknowledge that Glavin has been iffy. I think Pedro is in better shape than both of those guys.

The Mets took a rather huge gamble, however I like that they are taking a gamble on established pitchers versus guys like Mo Vaughn, Robbie Alomar and Jermemy Burnitz. Should be an interesting year in NY.

Posted by Ten Fingers 6 Strings at December 14, 2004 9:06 AM

Hey, you can get rich and flip off the folks who made you rich. It's the American Way.

Posted by Pignose at December 14, 2004 10:02 AM

"Dog ugly hair do"?

Katz doesn't get it. The deeper purpose of baseball in America in the 21st century is to have a sport, a single sport, where really unattractive athletes -- fat, unshaven, snuff dipping, belching, scuzzy, and gross -- can go.

Baseball is the place where we put the ugly athletes to begin with. After all, they don't have to run or jump a lot. Perfect.

Posted by Ringo at December 14, 2004 10:05 AM

Ringo - it sounds like you are describing Bass Masters not baseball.

Posted by chris at December 14, 2004 10:49 AM

The Chris, he posts for me.

But,hey, Bass Masters is a sport.

And what about lawnmower racing on the Speed channel?

Posted by Gerard Van der Leun at December 14, 2004 11:25 AM

I have nothing against Bass Masters. In fact it's kinda my dream job (that and US Ambassador to Bermuda).

Pro darts - now there's a sport.

Posted by chris at December 14, 2004 12:29 PM


Combine pro darts with lawn darts with football -- that's a sport.

Posted by John at December 14, 2004 1:59 PM

Pro darts is fun - but playing goalie sucks.

Posted by Tim at December 15, 2004 10:12 AM