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Red Sox have job waiting for Pedro Martinez

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11:01 AM ET 11.04 | Pedro Martinez and David Ortiz were headed to dinner Saturday night, a day after Ortiz and the Red Sox zeroed in on a two-year deal. Down the road, Martinez himself could rejoin the Red Sox as an instructor. He's talked to the club about it. "We've had discussions," general manager Ben Cherington said Saturday. "He knows there is a role waiting for him when the time is right for him." Martinez, who spent Saturday afternoon at the Greater Boston Sports Collectors Club convention, often speaks of how much he enjoys his post-playing life. He didn't get to retire with the Red Sox -- he said he might have retired if the Sox lost the 2004 World Series -- but he thinks Ortiz will now get that chance. Martinez and Ortiz are very close friends, and in terms of contract negotiations, Martinez believes the Sox got it right this time. "I think it's great," Martinez said of Ortiz's impending deal. "I think it's really smart for the Red Sox to actually start the new year with something positive. I did congratulate David and we're supposed to meet later on, to actually maybe go to dinner." To Martinez, Ortiz's still unannounced two-year, $26 million deal was proof the Red Sox are making the right moves.

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November 4, 2012  11:55 AM ET

instructor or as a manager/or as a hitting coach and pedro speciality pitching coach, those red sox are thin in the top demanded spot and coaches are hard to find now days,,,,

November 4, 2012  11:56 AM ET

pedro would fit perfectly in the pitching side, he could be fine in any team either as a coach or as a manager!!!!

November 4, 2012  03:25 PM ET

I hope Papi bought dinner with that contract!!!!!

November 4, 2012  04:17 PM ET

curt schilling and pedro martiez even gregg maddux would do a great job as a manager or as a pitching coach,,,

November 4, 2012  04:21 PM ET

Pedro is da man!

November 4, 2012  05:01 PM ET

Let's go Red Sox!!!!!!

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November 4, 2012  05:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Clap ClapClap-Clap-Clap!!!

<this brings back echos of bad memories>

November 4, 2012  05:07 PM ET

BRB.....

November 4, 2012  05:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Curt? Uh, no thanks.

He won a lifetime supply of ketchup packets. That has to be worth something.

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November 4, 2012  05:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Ha! Hi wwj.

Howdy, Cat. How goes it on this fine Sunday afternoon?

November 4, 2012  05:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Don't go there,

No problem.

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November 4, 2012  05:19 PM ET

Making the little woman some dinner. I'll be in and out for a few.



Crap. Got to check the laundry. BRB.

November 4, 2012  05:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#17):

It goes! Dark already ...

Are you scared? Do you need someone to comfort you?

 
November 4, 2012  05:20 PM ET

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