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Friday, December 17, 2004

Pedro wants Varitek

pedro and mikey piazza aren't exactly the best of friends. they've had a mini-feud going back many years to brother ramon dissing mikey's catching skills and pedro drilling mikey. for his part, mikey said pedro had "no class."

now pedro's on the record for saying he wants former red sox battery mate, jason varitek, to join him at shea.

"I hope he is gone," Martinez said of Varitek. "I hope 'Tek is on my team."

Asked whether that meant he wanted to get rid of current Mets catcher Mike Piazza, Martinez said, "I do want Piazza, too. Piazza is a good hitter. We can move him to first or somewhere. ... I want 'Tek. 'Tek is a good player, a good catcher."

yeah, you can read this as just sentimental longing for his usual catcher. but anybody else see this as also an obvious slap to mikey as a catcher?



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