A lot of rumblings surrounding the Mets with their releasing Alex Cora and sending Jesus Feliciano back to Buffalo. As replacements on the roster, the Mets called up Fernando Martinez and Ruben Tejada.
Tejada will get the starts at 2B with Castillo riding the bench for the foreseeable future.
FMart will be platooning with Jeff Francoeur, while faced with the difficult question responded:
"It is what it is. I've dealt with it before. That's all I'm going to say."
Francoeur has cleared waivers, and will most likely either be dealt before season's end, or non-tendered this winter.
It's a shame. I have really enjoyed the great attitude this guy has brought to a boring team. He answers questions and doesn't make excuses. He is possibly the best defensive RF the Mets have ever had, and when he is gone, I will miss him. I think many of the bloggers out there have been grossly unfair to Francoeur. He will never be a .300 hitter, but in a saber metric world, it's all about stats, and not the game. What Jeff brings to the team doesn't show in stats. Fernando Martinez has done nothing to deserve a call up, other than he is the new golden child.
Francoeur will play against lefties while FMart will play against righties. Let's hope Fernando can improve on that .172 batting average from last year.
Source: Andy Martino