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    Philadelphia Phillies Sign Pedro Martinez to 1-Year, $1 Million Deal

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    The Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent starting pitcher Pedro Martinez to a 1-year, $1 million contract.  The contract has incentives which could allow Martinez to earn up to another $1.5 million.  Martinez is a 3-time CY Young Award winner, but he has not pitched in a game since the 2008 MLB schedule.  Martinez went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA in 2008 for the rival-New York Mets, as he won only 32 games for the Mets during the life of a 4-year $53 million contract that he signed 2005.

    Martinez is still as cocky as ever, but a little more realistic.  Here’s what he had to say about joining the Phillies: “I bring with me a legacy, I bring with me my last name…I’ll be the first one convinced, really convinced, if I can do it or not.  If I don’t do it, I’m going to go on and take myself our of baseball.”

    It should be interesting to see how Pedro fits in with the Phillies, but I’m sure that the Mets will be thrilled to see Pedey on the mound sometime soon. The defending World Series Champion Phillies hope that Pedey will have enough in the tank to propel them to another NL East division title in 2009 and a long return playoff run to the World Series.

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