According to Scott Lauber via Twitter, Pedro Martinez wants $5 million or more to pitch a full season.
Beerleaguer: You really have to wonder about Jamie Moyer at this point; with all the complications from surgery, it just doesn't seem like much of a reality if they're serious about Pedro. Martinez, 38, was 5-1 with a 3.63 ERA and 1.25 WHIP in nine starts with the Phillies, but it seemed like conditions had to be absolutely perfect for the three-time Cy Young winner to be totally effective. Parto of the problem could have been missing all the preparation that would have happened during an organized spring training. He couldn't have finished the season on a worse note. He was brutally bad in cold weather in Game 6 of the World Series. Absolutely pathetic actually. It's difficult to see a fit, and certainly not for $5 million over a full season. It makes some sense in a "half-season" incentive-laden lower-cost plan if Moyer is indeed done, knowing the Phillies won't really need a fifth starter until it starts warming up in May.
Update: Jayson Stark informed me that he first floated the Pedro story a week ago in his Rumblings column. I didn't think people actually read this site.