Pedro a Cub?

Today, three-time Cy Young Award winner Pedro Martinez is supposedly working out for four teams in the Yankees, Angels, Rays and Cubs in the Dominican Republic. Martinez is 37 years old and trying to pitch for half the season like Roger Clemens did for a few seasons. He is reportedly seeking $3 million to pitch the rest of the season.

Pedro Martinez has a career record of 214 wins with 99 losses and a 2.17 ERA in his 17 year career. He also has a career winning percentage of 684 which would be the best among active pitchers if he does come back. He has not been the same pitcher the last three years going 17-15 and having ERA’s of 4.48 in 2006, 2.57 in 2007 (28 Innings pitched), and 5.61 in 2008.

The question is why are the Cubs interested? We already have a solid rotation of Zambrano, Dempster, Lilly, Harden, and Wells. If someone gets hurt like the injury prone harden then it would be nice to have some more depth, but what would we do in the mean time and is Pedro worth the money now because we don’t even know if he can really pitch. I think Pedro may have something left in the tank, but think our internal options are just as good at this stage of his career, and we need offense, like a second basemen.


Sexy Rexy said...

He'd be for the bullpen which is terrible and it worked for Kerry Wood, so why not for Pedro

Cubsfan4evr said...

I think he would be a good fit for the bullpen, but it is hard to imagine him coming out of the bullpen. Especially if he isn't the closer.