Interesting comment regarding Pedro’s age. It wouldn’t surprise me if Pedro is older than 35, even though he’ll never admit it. Many Latin American players are older than they claim to be.
Who really knows how old Duque is?
Yeah, I know Pedro started off quickly last season (at the end of April he was going to be on the All-Star team).
Quality starters are important. If you have three strong, consistency at the back end of the rotation and a strong bullpen, you can get by.
I have to look at Martinez in the worst-case scenario as will the Mets. They can’t afford the luxury of saying he’ll be fine, but what happens if he isn’t by August? That’s why they Mets have been collecting arms for their bullpen.
They are also considering signing Jorge Sosa and are still talking with Oakland about Joe Blanton.