Pedro Martinez is in town and said he’s ready to pitch Tuesday at San Francisco.
“If I had my choice,” Martinez said. “I would take Sunday, here, in front of my fans.”
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Martinez also clarified reports about his future.
“If my arm is gone, I’ll hang them up,” Martinez said. “I’m not going to go through (rehab) again. If I’m healthy, I’d like to play two or three more years.”
Martinez also said his father’s illness is weighing on him and there will be times when he’ll have to leave the team.
Martinez believes his presence will have a positive impact in that it would loosen the clubhouse. He also said he might have a good influence on Oliver Perez.
After disappointing finishes in the last two seasons, Martinez said: “This is New York. People expect you to win. We owe something to the fans.”
We have Pedro, we have John Maine trying to help the Mets extend their three-game winning streak tonight against the Dodgers.