Fernando Martinez apparently isn’t done making headlines in the Mets organization. F-Mart led his team, the Dominican Republic, to a win in the series while going 8-23 with two home runs. Martinez hit for a batting average of .348, an OBP of .375, and a SLG of .652 (OPS of 1.027) in the series.
The consensus seems to be that FMart will spend most if not all of the season in triple A ball, but do you guys think he has a shot at playing center while Beltran’s out?
Another question is where does FMart end up on the team if he stays beyond this season? I realize he’s generally thought of as a LF or maybe even a CF, but what about right field? Frenchy’s barely worth the $5MM he’ll make this season, and in arbitration he’ll likely be set for at least $7MM next season. Would it be worth non-tendering him and giving the much cheaper Martinez a shot?
(thanks to Enrique Rojas of ESPN for the tip)