Pedro Astacio

New York Mets starter Pedro Astacio delivers a pitch during their spring training game against the Houston Astros, Saturday, March 16, 2002 in Port St. Lucie, Fla.  (AP Photo)

Bad Free Agent Signings: Pedro Astacio

Before signing Pedro Martínez in 2005, the Mets signed another Dominican pitcher named Pedro with a bum arm on Dec. 16, 2001. Pedro Astacio was famous for his ability to surrender the long ball. He started out strong for the Mets and did not get a deserved All-Star nod in…