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Petey wanted special treatment

Pedro Martinez isn't going to the Mets for the money -- he's going because they granted him these special requests.

Updated: December 15, 2004, 12:05 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2

The problem with the recent winter meetings is not how much money it took to sign the free agents (though $45 million for Troy Glaus is pretty hard to explain). It's that even when teams signed players, they didn't actually sign players. People kept reporting all week that teams had come to terms with free agents, but the official announcements never came.

For example, the Yankees have supposedly signed Jaret Wright and Carl Pavano. Unless they haven't. As of Tuesday night, the team ...

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