Jon Heyman of SI.com believes the Mets made free-agent RHP Pedro Martinez an offer that’s well below his $5 million minimum asking price.
“I can assure you, we are not paying him $5 million,” a Mets person told Heyman.
Heyman believes the Mets offered Martinez $1-2 million, plus incentives.
Last week, Heyman wrote that Martinez is seeking a guaranteed, one-year deal, worth between $5 million and $8 million.
Also in his report, Heyman lists 33 young players who might be worth watching, including Mets OF Daniel Murphy and RHP Bobby Parnell.