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									I. Pedro Jaime Martinez
Born: 10/25/71 Maniguaybo, Dominican Republic Height: 5‟ 11” Weight: 180 lbs. Bats and Throws: Right Pedro made his major league debut in 1992 with the Los Angeles Dodgers as a relief pitcher. He continued to pitch in one start follow his relief debut in a loss. At seasons end he underwent surgery on his non pitching shoulder. During the 1993 season Mr. Martinez was traded from L.A. to Montreal for outfielder Delino DeShields. He had an illustrious 4 year career with the Expos until he was traded to the Boston Red Sox in November of 1997 for RHPs Carl Pavano and Tony Armas Jr. Career Highlights:  2004 o 16-9; 3.90 ERA; All-Star; World Series Champion.  2003 o 14-4; 2.22 ERA; ERA Title (5th); All-Star.  2002 o 20-4: 2.26 ERA; 1st in A.L. with 239 strikeouts; All-Star.  2001 o 7-3; 2.39 ERA.  2000 o 18-6; 1.74 ERA; Cy Young Award (Best A.L. Pitcher); Players Choice Awards (Most Outstanding Pitcher); All-Star.  1999 o 23-4; 2.07 ERA; Cy Young Award; Triple Crown Winner; Players Choice Awards (Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Pitcher); All- Star MVP.  1998 o 19-7; 2.78 ERA; Players Choice Awards (Most Outstanding Pitcher); All Star.  1997 o 17-8; 1.90 ERA; Cy Young Award (N.L.); Players Choice Awards (Most Outstanding Pitcher); All-Star.

CAREER STATISTICS - TOTALS Split Total vs. Left vs. Right Home Away Day Night Grass Turf Close & Late DOME OPEN Split Total vs. Left vs. Right Home Away Day Night Grass Turf Close & Late DOME OPEN ERA 0.00 3.05 2.62 2.62 2.47 2.71 2.82 2.80 2.88 W 0 0 L Sv Svo 3 0 0 2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 G IP 1012.2 879.2 921.1 971.0 671.2 1220.2 1190.2 701.2 224.2 538.2 1353.2 K/9 9.61 H 788 R 0 ER BB K AVG A .203 .211 .193 .205 .201 .200 .204 .199 .208 .198 .208 .200 46 20 25 24 22 12 34 33 13 9 11 35 4 2 2 1 3 2 2 2 2 0 1 3 2.62 152 63 4 326 0 322 0 325 3 157 1 169 2 112 2 214 3 211 1 115 0 181 0 83 4 243 4.38 3.89 4.97 4.52 4.25 4.15 4.51 5.02 3.51 3.75 3.55 4.79 1892.1 1406 615 551 507 2220 0 277 1077 618 342 298 230 1143 695 306 268 244 1103 711 309 283 263 1117 493 215 184 186 771 913 400 367 321 1449 867 360 331 291 1461 539 255 220 216 162 75 70 71 411 202 172 168 RATIO 1.06 0.97 1.02 1.01 1.01 1.01 0.98 1.08 1.05 1.08 759 266 596

75 34 77 29 56 24 96 39 48 27 0 0 38 24

2.50 104 36

2.52 114 39 259 0 0 124 135 93 166 161 98 0 76 183 38 0 0 16 22 11 27 22 16 0 12 26

995 413 379 339 1624 1.01 142 90 66 38 76 52 66 41 76 49 50 33 92 57 97 52 45 38 15 12 35 27 21 40 13 16 8 24 10 24 11 16 7 15 14 25 10 22 11 18 5 4 8 16 13 24

GS CG Sho GF K/BB BB/9 15 23 0 0 8 6 0 0 8 7 2.47

HR HB IBB SH WP BK

2.42 10.58 2.36 11.74 2.39 10.81 2.45 10.40 2.50 10.37 2.37 10.72 2.21 11.09 2.78 2.81 9.76 9.97 2.89 10.83 2.26 10.83

7 15

9 16 9 20 6 0 4 3 0 2

11 21

0.99 107 63

Pedro has shown much interest in staying in Boston for the remainder of his distinguished career. He has been the focal point of the pitching staff for the last 7 years. He continues to motivate and inspire his teammates. Red Sox fans have thought of Pedro as one of the best pitchers this historical team has seen.

Control is the best part of Pedro‟s game. Martinez can throw his 95+ fastball like a ping pong ball at the hitters' knees consistently, which makes him very difficult. He also spots his off-speed pitches and uses several arm angles. Martinez is unusual for a power pitcher as he small by modern-day standards. His pitches include a 95 mph tailing fastball, an outstanding changeup that moves away from lefties, and an excellent hard curve. His fastball and curveball are considered to be among the premier pitches of their type, and his changeup is believed to be among the very best of all-time. He throws from a low three-quarter position that hides the ball very well from batters, who have remarked on the difficulty of picking up Martinez's delivery. Throughout his career, his arm angle has dropped lower; currently Martinez has shown effectiveness throwing sidearm.

II.
Features and Benefits:
1. Experience a.) He has been pitching in MLB for over 12 years. b.) Has unlimited playoff experience, especially winning playoff games in Fenway. c.) Leadership abilities advocates improvement for new pitching prospects. d.) Knows when to leave it all out on the field and when to succumb. e.) Maturity is a large part of pitching as he knows a lot of the player tendencies and what pitch to throw. f.) Pedro has won a championship with manager Terry Francona, who knows when to let him throw or let him go. 2. Variety of Pitches a.) Pedro throws a multitude of pitches very well allowing him to deceive batters and win games. b.) His 95 mph fastball is powerful and the same motion throwing the change-up allows for a decreasing on base percentage. c.) Pitching is a head game for batters and Pedro has proven he can get in their heads.

d.) Fearless to go high and inside on batters and scare them off the plate, an old school hurler which goes hand and hand with organization. 3. Decreases stress and anxiety a.) Pedro is a part of this team and wants to be a part of it in the future. Signing him will alleviate the stress of sailing the free agent waters. b.) No worries about a free agent having the heart the Red Sox fans deserve. c.) Number 45 is willing to hear offers before he tests free agency unlike other players.

Pedro currently earns $17.5 million per year. As his pay has increased with his resume winning a championship should help answer some questions about what he is expecting. His counterpart on offense, Manny Ramirez is making over $20 million a year. The club made a two-year, $27.5 million offer in the past few days that includes a $13 million option for 2007 as well as $2 million in incentives. That‟s more than $2 less than what he‟s making now. We are looking at a future hall of famer who has worked day in and day out for this much anticipated championship. He is devoted to working with the Red Sox to creating a dynasty in Boston like the Celtics and the Bruins. We are requesting a 4 year $70 million contract with $3 million in incentives and option for a 5th year. He guarantees nothing less than his performance in the last three years. A .700+ wining percentage and a guarantee for a return to the playoffs next year is expected. He will give nothing less than his best and will know when to “fold „em and walk away.”

III.
 Carl Pavano, RHP, Florida. Tied for the NL lead in wins and third in qualitystart percentage. He was 18-8 in 2004 with a 3.00 ERA. He'll be 29 next April and in his prime. Pavanos‟ 2004 salary was $3.8 million dollars, he‟ll be looking to up the ante for 2005.  Brad Radke, RHP, Minnesota. He is a beacon of consistency and pounding the strike zone (19 walks all season). He leads the league in quality-start percentage. He went 11-8 this season with a 3.48 ERA and currently makes $10.75 million a year. The Twins badly want to re-sign him, and might do just that.  Esteban Loaiza, RHP, New York (AL). It's 9-7, 5.45 ERA. If the Yankees don‟t think he‟s very good why would anyone else want him to be their number one. Current salary: $4,000,000.  Odalis Perez, LHP, Los Angeles. There's no question about Perez's ability, but the six wins and 44-41, 4.01 lifetime record doesn't indicate the durability of a 1-2 starter. He went 7-6 last season making $5 million and an unimpressive 3.25 ERA.  Matt Morris, RHP, St. Louis. There was a time when he looked like he could get Martinez money. But while his ERA (4.72) is still higher than the past, the 1510 he needs work to get to that status. He makes $12.5 million and can pitch deep into the 8th.

The New York Yankees and George Steinbrenner are hot and heavy over this seasons ALCS loss to their arch rival. They look to wheel and deal in the off-season to get an established pitching staff to end last years sorrow. Don‟t be surprised, if negotiations with Pedro last to long the “evil empire” will snatch him up for what ever he wants to be paid. For the Yankees money is certainly not an issue as they led all of baseball organizations with a $194 million dollar payroll last season. The only other threat in the A.L. east is the Baltimore Orioles whom spent to much money on Miguel Tejada and Javy Lopez to entertain the idea of getting a big time pitcher outside of pushover Sydney Ponsoon. Don‟t be surprised if they have talks to Pedro just to see they would love to see the Yankees and Sox fall so maybe just maybe they‟d have a chance.

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Boston Red Sox Theo Epstein
The Boston Red Sox are one of the most storied franchises in the history of sports. The have been successful for the majority of the time they have been in the Major Leagues. They Have been to the playoffs 8 of the last 18 years always competing. Some say it‟s the curse of Babe Ruth that holds them back but until 2004 the Sox haven‟t won a series in 96 years. The major problem luckily hasn‟t been a curse but the lingering management in the dugout and the offices. On the field mistakes have prevented problems to the Red Sox managers in the past. Terry Francona seems to have things under control as we speak. In the front office they‟re have been blunders by one of the worst GM‟s ever Dan Duquette as he let Roger Clemens go, and Clemens has just won his fourth Cy Young award in 2004. In 2003 the Ownership of the Red Sox was in transition and new principal owners Larry Lucchino, John Henry and Tom Werner. These guys bled red like the rest of the nation and wanted to turn things around in Boston. Lucchino had a young Theo Epstein following him around in his days with the Orioles and Padres. Epstein graduated from Yale University and went on to get his law degree in California all while being the director of operations for the Padres. After he passed the Cal. Bar Exam he had opportunities to work for law firms in the state but stayed with his heart and baseball. He has been good to the Red Sox letting them know that if the want to compete with the Yankees they‟re going to have to spend some money. In 2003 he went out and got Cy Young and World Series Champion Curt Schilling, Gold Glovers Orlando Cabrera and Doug Mientkiewicz, Manager Terry Francona and supreme closer Keith Foulke. He even made serious efforts at one of MLBs‟ best Alex Rodriguez, Theo had everything worked out but unfortunately the players union wouldn‟t allow the deal to go through. He knows what he is doing and knows what it takes to win not only in the A.L. east but in the American League and Major League Baseball.


								
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