Within the clubhouse walls at Tradition Field, Martinez was the center of attention on Tuesday, stashing a Boston Red Sox equipment bag atop his locker and went to work.
According to media reports, Pedro spent nearly three hours mingling around the weight room and threw on the field with reliever and locker neighbor Heath Bell, before playing to the notebooks and tape recorders in the room.
There, he told reporters that "it's not easy being an icon" while insisting – Red Sox bag or not – that he is settled and ready to attack his first spring training as a Met.
So, too, are his teammates. The Mets' pitching picture should be the story for the next week or so, as hurlers filter into Port St. Lucie on Wednesday and undergo end-of-winter physical examinations on Thursday.
On Friday, all players already in camp will have their first group workout.