We just told you that ESPN was reporting the Phillies have been talking to Pedro Martinez's agent, but Ryan Lawrence of the Delco Times (who does a great job by the way, follow him on Twitter @ryanlawrence21) says that ESPN is blowing things out of proportion, and brings us the full comments from Ruben Amaro: [read more on Lawrence's blog]
Q: Have you talked to Pedro:
A: I've talked to his agent a couple of
times, but if I were a betting man, I would not necessarily count on
him, but that does not rule the possibility out.
Q: Have you
seen him throw?
A: I have not seen Pedro in a long time.
Active talks with Pedro?
A: We're not negotiating.
There you have it, ESPN sensationalizing the news just a bit.