View Full Version : Burning bridges

12-17-2004, 12:22 PM
Pedro Martinez (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/4875) says he told Red Sox (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/red_sox) management he didn't want to be in the shadow of fellow ace Curt Schilling (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/players/4267). He also hopes his new team, the New York Mets (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/baseball/mlb/teams/mets), will sign his former Boston battery-mate, Jason Varitek.

In an interview with the Boston Herald, Martinez criticized the negotiating tactics of Red Sox officials, saying he repeatedly got mixed signals from team president Larry Lucchino, owner John Henry and General Manager Theo Epstein, whom he called "arrogant."


12-17-2004, 04:19 PM
Boston needed Pedro more then Pedro needed Boston and I think that will become more evident as the MLB season gets underway!