8. Pedro Martinez, 2009 Phillies
Pedro Martinez ending his legendary career with the Phillies still feels… weird. But it happened!
In 2009, the Phillies signed Martinez, who had just spent four seasons with their division-rival Mets. He was coming off a 5.61 ERA season in 2008, but he was also Pedro. He had three Cy Young awards, a pitching Triple Cown, five ERA titles, eight All-Star appearances, and his 2004 Red Sox heroics under his belt. You would’ve signed him, too.
Over nine regular-season starts, Martinez posted a 3.63 ERA. He also pitched in three postseason games for the Phillies, including a stunning NLCS Game 2 in which he threw seven shutout innings. He didn’t fare as well against the Yankees in the World Series, but he’ll always have what he did to them in 2004.