Pedro has turned his sights elsewhere, and if this lead pans out, the Mets may be seeing him fairly often.
According to sources, Martinez is in talks with Florida and is "in the beginning stages of negotiating a contract with the Marlins."
All this comes a day after The Post ran this story: Pedro Lobbies For Mets Return.
In an exclusive interview with The Post, Martinez said he's open to pitching just about anywhere in 2009, but the Mets are far and away his first choice.He's such a likable guy, but his illustrious career is definitely in the fading stages. Enjoy Florida, or wherever you end up.
"I went over to the Mets with something in mind, to win a World Series in the National League, and I haven't achieved that," said Martinez, who just completed a four-year, $53 million contract.
"I just pray that [Fred Wilpon] bounces back and we can give him the World Series that he deserves."
UPDATE: Not so, according to the Miami Herald.
"Multiple sources tell us nothing is afoot on that front, that either the Marlins aren't interested in the 37-year-old pitcher or they don't feel they can afford him."