In 2009, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Pedro Martinez to strengthen their starting rotation. One year later, history could repeat itself. Philadelphia has had some discussions with Martinez and his agent about making a return to a team that is desperate to help. Unfortunately, Pedro won’t bring a big bat with him, as the Phillies could use those.
But outside of Roy Halladay, the pitching has been shaky. With Happ on the DL, it forces Philadelphia to use Kyle Kendrick, Jamie Moyer, and Joe Blanton as starters. All have extremely high ERA’s.
Realistically, Martinez would not be pitching within the next month. It is not a guarantee that he will sign, but he will want work, and the Phillies will be looking to hire.
by David Omansky at the Sports Fan Blog Network