Pedro talks; Phillies hope he produces

At 37, Martinez could be a hero or a flop for the NL East-leading Phillies

Originally Published: July 15, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA -- He sat there in his Phillies cap, making no promises, because he understands that a man who hasn't won a big league game in 293 days is in no position to promise anything.

But that didn't mean Pedro Martinez couldn't make his new team, and his new town, savor the possibilities.

And so, on his first day in Philadelphia as a member of the Phillies, Martinez looked out into the crowd at his meet-Pedro news conference Wednesday and uttered these words:

"I might surprise ...

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