Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Mets contemplating unloading once thought of prospect , Fernando Martinez
Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that Martinez’s arthritic right “knee has not improved much” since 2009 surgery and says the Mets “seem to be considering unloading him.”
Once upon a time Martinez was linked to just about every juicy trade rumor, but at this point it seems unlikely that the Mets could get back more than a solid regular for him. And even that might be a stretch after Martinez hit just .260 with eight homers and a .746 OPS in 63 games at Triple-A while repeating the level for a third straight season in part because the Mets’ previous regime promoted him so aggressively.