Pedro Martinez will once again be contributing to the Mets' playoff push:
Martinez has agreed to a $1 million, one-year contract with the Philadelphia Phillies, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Tuesday night.
The three-time Cy Young Award winner was in town for a physical, and the Phillies planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement hadn't been made.
OK, fine, I suppose that's cynical of me. He could help the Phillies. It's just that after a long layoff combined with the kind of year he had in 2008 -- and actually, he hasn't been particularly useful since 2005 -- doesn't give me a lot of confidence in his ability to be an effective starter. The fact that they're only paying him a million, however, will hopefully allow the Phillies the freedom to cut him if he doesn't have anything.
And if he does? Hey, bonus.