Sitting in the press box, watching Jerry Manuel and Guy Conti walking on the warning track. No doubt they are talking about Pedro Martinez. Conti told me last night he expected Martinez in town today, but with Pedro, who really knows?
Martinez is supposed to throw tomorrow or the next day in the pen, with a decision to follow on Tuesday. I’m banking no on him starting against the Phillies. To think this won’t be drawn out is contrary to everything that has gone on with Martinez since coming to the Mets.
-I agree with some posters on Johan Santana. No excuses. For $137.5 million, the Mets damn well better find a place for him to throw during the break.
-Luis Castillo is eligible to come off the disabled list today. Not happening.