1) The Redsox have made an offer to Pedro Martinez, who will be a free agent. According to the Boston Globe, it’s 2 years, $25.5 million, according to the Boston Herald, it’s 2 years, $27.5 million, with both papers reporting an option for 2007.
2) According to NY Daily News, Mets owner Fred Wilpon says P John Franco, who will be a free agent, won’t be back with the team. Franco will try to find another team, but could also retire and could join the Mets coaching staff or front office.
If you enjoy the ATM reports and want to support them, check out my other creation–the sabermetric baseball encyclopedia. Orders are now being taken for the next edition, which will include the 2004 stats and is currently shipping. It’s powerful, yet extremely easy to use. Features extensive sorting, stat display options, and features that are not available in online and printed sources. The deluxe package has been greatly expanded, making it a much better bargain. For more information, see http://www.baseball-encyclopedia.com
According to Peter Gammons, “There is no greater baseball tool than Lee Sinins’ Baseball Sabermetric Encyclopedia. Get thee to Baseball Immortals and order the disc, haste post haste.” The product Jayson Stark called “the best invention since the toaster oven!” has gotten even more powerful.