A blog dedicated to the New York Mets with some other baseball thrown in.

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

It's On

Minaya is certainly sending a message, but it is up for debate what that message is.

According to the NYTimes, the Mets have offered Pedro Martinez a three year, $38 million dollar offer with a vesting fourth year option.

The Red Sox indicated that they would not change their initial offer to Martínez until they knew there was competition. Now, the 33-year-old Martínez has something to take back to Boston, whether the Mets are just a bargaining chip or a legitimate destination. For everything Boston can promise - a clubhouse accepting of Martínez's somewhat unpredictable ways, a rabid fan base and another chance at a World Series - he knows that he would start next season behind Curt Schilling in Boston's rotation. With the Mets, he would become the team's ace.

The article also points out that the Mets have not offered Richie Sexson a contract though there has been some open dialogue expressing mutual interest. Unfortunately the article also points out that Minaya is still eagerly chasing one Sammy Sosa.

The Mets would certainly make the Diva scale rise of the charts with both Sosa and Martinez. In fact, if Sosa and Martinez ended up in Flushing, there would not have been such a collection of Diva power since Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston, and Chaka Khan took the stage.


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