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Another Phils rotation option: Pedro?

Posted on: December 15, 2010 12:09 pm
Pedro Martinez Why stop with two Cy Young Award winners in your rotation when you can have three?

According to the New York Daily News, Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. inquired about Padro Martinez during last week's Winter Meetings. Martinez, 39, didn't play in 2010 but is not retired. He last pitched for the Phillies in 2009, joining the team late in the season and pitching alongside Cliff Lee in the Phillies' World Series run.

Asked earlier this month about whether he wants to pitch next season, Martinez told the Daily News, "I'll have to try it again. [Pitching] runs through my veins. When I saw Lee pitching this World Series and I had a chance to go to Texas for the remainder of the season, it really ticked me, but I was able to control it."

The Phillies are apparently ready to move fifth starter Joe Blanton, which could open a spot for Martinez to return with an incentive-heavy contract. That would give them this rotation: Roy Halladay (two Cy Youngs), Lee (one Cy Young), Roy Oswalt, Cole Hamels and Martinez (three Cy Youngs). Yikes.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 20, 2011 3:17 am

Another Phils rotation option: Pedro?

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Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: December 15, 2010 7:31 pm

Another Phils rotation option: Pedro?

Why would the Giants stop at 2 if they could get 3 as well

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