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Mets entering Pedro's world

Omar Minaya's top objective this offseason was to sign Pedro Martinez. For better or worse, Minaya will get his man.

Originally Published: December 14, 2004
By Bob Klapisch | Special to ESPN.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- All weekend, throughout the baseball winter meetings, Omar Minaya heard the same sobering advice from colleagues and friends, even from members of his own staff: get real, and give up the dream of signing Pedro Martinez.

Everyone saw the hustle Martinez was playing on the Mets and their GM in particular. While Pedro pretended to be courted by the 90-loss team, he was leveraging the Red Sox for the four-year deal he felt he deserved. David Ortiz captured the sentiment of ...

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