What else did you expect him to say? If he can’t throw, he can’t throw. Quite frankly, I would have been surprised if he hadn’t said it. He hasn’t even begun throwing yet, so it is way too soon to give up on the guy.
HOWEVER … and this is important, the Mets have to conduct business with the belief this guy will never throw another pitch for them. They’ve already sent out feelers regarding Mark Mulder. They’ll also look into Barry Zito and Jason Schmidt.
And, they’ll bring back Tom Glavine. The Mets have to look as Martinez’s return as a bonus and nothing they can rely on. That’s why his comments have to be looked at as a positive because it is a reality check as to what they have to do.