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The Cubs may sign Pedro. Why?

According to the Chicago Tribune (and a bunch of other sources) the Cubs are scouting and seriously considering signing Pedro Martinez.

I love Pedro as much as the next guy, but why on Earth are the Cubs doing this? Pedro's career line is .134/.124/.258! There's no way he can solve the Cubs' problems.

Wait, you say they want him to be a pitcher? No, that can't be right, because measured by ERA, they have the best starting pitching in baseball right now. They don't need him. Given that they're 11th in the NL in runs per game and sinking (they've been shutout or scored one run ten times over the last 25 games), certainly their scouts are looking at him for his bat, right?