I don't understand when people equate loss of a few mph on a fastball w/ loss of skill. Also, people equate losing your 1000% dominant status as a pitcher to mean that such a pitcher is easily beatable. Crazy. Smart pitchers (Maddux, Rivera, Clemens) adjust when they lose that ability to be consistently super-human, and this is an adjustment year for Pedro Martinez. I guarantee you this guy, if healthy, will win 18 games next season. Yeah, he has been beaten this season, but he is still one of the best in the biz and is far from being a non-factor, unfortunately. When you are regarded as one of the greatest pitchers in the history of the game early in your career, there's only one direction you can expect to go, so of course you will see some decline. And as Maddux and Moyer have shown, speed isn't everything.