ajgnydc722 wrote:Pedro doesn't give a crap about legacy. He cares about $$ and being number 1. If the Sox don't give him EXACTLY what he wants, he's gone. And I bet you people thought Clemens would never pitch for New York either, right? Please.
What makes you think pedro cares more about money than his legacy? At this point, Pedro cares about how he is remembered. FYI he said hes a candidate to retire at like 36 or something if he wasn't up to snuff anymore...if he wanted money don't ya think he'd be pitching till he was 41?
Clemens...different story...he was PUSHED out of Boston by Dan Duquette...its almost fitting he went to the Yankees because of how his departure from beantown went.
And if you think Pedro will go to NY so he can not be with Schilling and be number 1 (not saying you're saying that AJ, but somebody out here is at least thinking it)...well whoever is thinking that is forgetting about Derek Jeter...in NY, he plays second fiddle to NOBODY. If pedro is so insistent on being the man, NY isn't the place for him.
Im tellin ya, he'll talk to the Yankees, but I seriously think it will only be to coerce (spelling?) more money out of John Henry and company.
And also somebody in here doesn't think he's a big game pitcher? he was awesome for 100 pitches in 7 innings last year in game 7...his stuff was unreal in the LCS game 2 this year except one fatty to Olerud which he would only put out of the park on 1 of 100 swings (running fastball up and in to a 38 slow bat lefty and he hits it out? please.) Lieber was better that night, but Pedro's stuff was absolutely electric that night too...seemed to do decent in game 5 of the LCS too (again, one bad pitch, the 3 run double to Jeter), and he was unreal against the cardinals in game 3 of the LCS. Still not convinced? Game 5 of the LDS in 2003 was good too...likewise was game 5 of the 99 LDS...even if pedro isn't as good as he once was in 99 and 2000 (of course hes not), it doesn't mean he's lost it...his era was 3.90 this year which is still good...HORRIBLE for Pedro, but if you give me a staff of 5 starters who have a 3.90 ERA, I'll give you a world series ring. And his ERA up until this year had actually been DECLINING for 3 straight seasons. People who say he's lost it just aren't looking hard enough.
He's not going to NY....he's MOST likely staying in Boston...not definitely, but most likely. If you think money is the only thing that will get pedro wherever he ends up, you haven't been watching and listening to him for the past 6 years.
Rest in peace Mitch Hedberg. I name my fantasy team "Buoyancy of Citrus", in your honor.