Does the name Pedro Martinez ring a bell, Omar? It should. You were smart enough to bring him to New York, and it was a brilliant move, because it started a whirlwind movement by Latin players who wanted to come to New York to be in his presence. Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado, Johan Santana, all expressed publicly that coming to the Mets to play with Pedro was paramount in their decision to want to play in New York. The fact that Omar had the chance to re-sign him this year at a much lower cost to the organization was a wasted effort on Omar's part. Well, Met fans, I screamed about this for nine months only to see Pedro wind up in Philadelphia, of all places, and come back magnificently and literally kick our butts all over the northeast part of the US. I felt the beatings here in Vegas ...
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