Univ Calif Los Alamos Natl Lab, Div Theoret, Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA
; Acad Sinica, Inst High Energy Phys, Beijing, Peoples R China
We examine the possibility that the xi(2230) meson is a member of the pomeron trajectory. A method of connecting the xi --> p (p) over bar decay width and the pp cross sections through the pomeron residue function is presented. We have used a relativistic, singularity-free form factor to make the analytic continuation of the residue function between crossed channels. We predict that if the xi(2230) meson is a pomeron, then it should have a xi --> p (p) over bar decay width of about 2 MeV.