I’m expecting it to be interesting.
That is the word I’ve heard from countless baseball writers this week in St. Louis. Martinez is interesting. He is fun. He is entertaining. He in engaging … when he wants to be, of course.
But can he pitch?
That will be determined. But I like this move for one reason: it’s low risk. The Phillies are paying Martinez $1 million. If he can’t pitch, they cut him loose. If he can pitch, hey, he’s only costing them $1 million (plus a potential $1.5 million in incentives).