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Pedro signed with the Mets prior to the 2005 season, and immediately made an impact. His presence alone brought respectability back to a franchise that had become a laughingstock.
Even Carlos Beltran admitted that he didn't consider signing with the Amazin's until they brought in Pedro. When the season finally arrived, Martinez didn't disappoint.
He finished in the top ten in wins, winning percentage, strikeouts, WHIP, K/9 innings, complete games, shutouts, and ERA. He also made his first of two All-Star games in a Mets uniform.
It would prove to be Pedro's only productive season in New York, and maybe the last of his career, but the importance of his 2005 season cannot be measured in stats alone.