Gracias por las memorias Pedro
The El campeon Boston Sox rojo del mundo failed to sign future Hall of Fame pitcher Pedro Martinez, who will now sport the New York Mets azul y naranja. Martinez opted for the Mets offer of $56 million over 4 guaranteed years. The Red Sox ace pitched 7 seasons in Boston and chalked up a 117-37 record with a scintilatting 2.5.2 ERA.
Henchman Rojo De Sox Larry Lucchino has already launched his D.C. style smear campaign. Primero, he publicly takes the high road.
"He was a great member of the Red Sox team for seven years, and a certain Hall of Famer," Red Sox president Larry Lucchino told The Associated Press in an e-mail. "He will be missed, and we are disappointed to have lost him to the Mets and the National League."
En segundo lugar, Lucchino el perro leaks the pr spin to hombres Tony Massoratti and Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald.
The differences between Martinez and the Red Sox were not only monetary.
The Red Sox had internally soured on Martinez, not only because of his sometimes difficult behavior. The team was unwilling to spend as much money as Martinez wanted due in part to their concern about his long-term health.