Boss, Pedro talk shop

In his first public actions of the offseason, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner met with free agent Pedro Martinez.

Originally Published: November 16, 2004
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Sometimes George Steinbrenner does his own negotiating, and on Tuesday he met face-to-face with the most prominent free agent pitcher on the market -- Pedro Martinez, who, to date, has not accepted a two-year, $27.5 million offer from the Boston Red Sox.

Steinbrenner loves stars, has always been enamored with the idea of taking stars away from the rival Red Sox, and it seems unlikely that he would meet with Martinez without having some intention of making at least a competitive offer.


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