In the “who knew?” department, the Mets have the 19-year-old son of ace Pedro Martinez (also named Pedro Martinez), in their Dominican Republic training camp this year, where he went 0-1 with a 3.14 ERA in 10 games in the summer league.

Who knew that Pedro had a 19-year-old son? Isn’t Pedro only 35? That would mean he had a son when he was 15 or 16 years old!

As a veteran Pedro watcher, I’m amazed that I somehow never knew he had a son. Am I the only one who didn’t know? Was this some sort of dirty secret in Pedro’s closet all these years? Who is this boy’s mother? Google doesn’t seem to have any knowledge about Pedro Martinez having a son until these latest articles in 2007!

4 Responses to “Mets already grooming the next Pedro”

  1. Sarah Green says:

    No, Nick, you are not alone. I had never heard of Pedro Jr either! This is crazy! Do you think Pedro could be older than he says he is?

  2. Nick Kapur says:

    Yeah, I’m wondering about that too! We know how so many of those Dominicans turned out to be so much older than they actually were, and those were just the ones that got caught.

    Plus, the way Pedro keeps saying, “I’m not going to pitch until I’m 40 – I want to spend time with my family.” But maybe the real truth is that he actually is almost nearing 40 already.

  3. Sarah Green says:

    Yeah, maybe that’s why his arm has been hanging by a thread these past few years. Maybe there’s a little box of Just for Men in his medicine cabinet!

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