Found November 04, 2012 on NESN.com:
Pedro Martinez likes where the Red Sox are headed. The former Boston ace, who may join the team as an advisor, told MLB.com on Saturday that he was pleased that the team and slugger David Ortiz reportedly worked out a two-year, $26 million deal. "I think it's great," Martinez said. "I think it's really smart for the Red Sox to actually start the new year with something positive." Martinez said he had congratulated Ortiz, and the two even set up a dinner date for Saturday night. Martinez said he was happy to hear of the deal not only for what it means to Ortiz but also because of how it helps the Red Sox, who haven't always taken care of fan favorites and the players who led Boston to its finest moments. (Martinez, for one, ended up leaving the club for more money elsewhere after saying he wanted to stay.) "I think Boston learned from their own experience what the fans and the players feel about Boston, and I think that they...
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