View Full Version : Pedro Martínez as a closer?

Ty Fast
04-11-2010, 09:21 PM
What would you think of him being a closer. He had a good (but short) year with Philly last year. 5- 1, 3.63 ERA, 37 SO, 44.2 I.P. I think he would do good as a closer, and a lot of teams could use one. What do you think?

04-11-2010, 09:28 PM
interesting idea. I am sur ehe would be fine as a closer, but I think he wants to start and he is only coming back on his own terms.

04-11-2010, 09:45 PM
A brittle old guy? With fading stuff? I don't think so.

04-11-2010, 09:48 PM
the rangers could use him to close

04-11-2010, 10:10 PM
A brittle old guy? With fading stuff? I don't think so.

Even more to the point, I doubt Pedro's shoulder would allow him to pitch two, three days in a row over the course of a whole season even if it's only one inning.

Moosie Doom
04-11-2010, 10:19 PM
If he could do it, I like it. It would definitely sell tickets.

dvda 89
04-11-2010, 10:26 PM
I don't think he could do it .. Last year it always took him an inning or two to really get going.

04-11-2010, 11:56 PM
Yeah no.

04-12-2010, 04:16 PM
A brittle old guy? With fading stuff? I don't think so.

Hoffman is starting to look that way with the Brewers

Pinstripe pride
04-12-2010, 04:21 PM
i really doub the can be relied on to pitch daily as releivers need to be able to do

The Ooh Child
04-12-2010, 04:34 PM
He wouldn't be a bad bullpen arm. But I definitely wouldn't want to rely on him in high leverage situations in a pitching role that he isn't used to.

04-12-2010, 04:52 PM
ya id save him for the palyoffs

04-12-2010, 05:53 PM
for a guy with shoulder issues im sure he wouldnt like warming up all the damn time. he's a half a season starter. if he was willing to pitch for 50 cents the dodgers are a good team for him.

04-12-2010, 09:35 PM
i would highly doubt it.

04-13-2010, 12:32 AM
Pedro's ERA in the first inning of his starts is somewhere around 7, not even exaggerating. He takes at least an inning or two to get into his groove.

04-13-2010, 02:31 PM
pretty good idea really

04-13-2010, 10:45 PM
If this were 1994, this would be a good idea. Just look at the numbers that he posted in 1993 as the Dodgers setup man.