Free-agent pitcher Pedro Martinez made it obvious yesterday that the team he would prefer to play for in the upcoming season is the New York Mets, according to the New York Post. Martinez, who had an injury-plagued, four-year career with New York, has reportedly declined an offer from an unknown American League team.
Martinez stated from his boat in the Dominican Republic that he ” went over to the Mets with something in mind, to win a World Series in the National League, and I haven’t achieved that,”
“I’m anxious to get out there with the team that we have right now. We should be really close to a team that will win it all, and I want to be part of it,” explained Martinez.
Martinez also explained that he wants the Mets to sign free-agent pitcher Derek Lowe, who has been in talks with GM Omar Minaya and the other Mets executives.
The 37-year-old veteran went 5-6 with a 5.61 ERA last season for New York.