Sunday, June 14, 2009
Time To End The F-Mart Experiment
We have read all of the pub, we have heard all the prognosticators tell us of his tools, and we have had the pleasure (?) of watching the young Fernando Martinez get some playing time, along with 51 Major League AB's. With all this, we can honestly say it's time to pull the plug on the F-Mart experiment.
Martinez might have talent, but at this stage of his development, he is grossly over-matched. Martinez, who has gotten into 15 games with 51 AB's, is hitting an anemic .216.
In one specific instance, that is totally incomprehensible to me, Mets, quickly becoming beleaguered manager, Jerry Manuel batted F-Mart second in the order against the Yankees today. F-Mart responded going 0-4 with two strikeouts in the Mets 15-0 drubbing at the hands of the Yankees.
Does the kid have ability? My jury is still out. He might, but one thing is strikingly clear: F-Mart is not yet ready for the bigs. Time to shuffle him off to Buffalo.