After all the things we’ve heard, read and said about our once untouchable prospect, Fernando Martinez was unceremoniously claimed off waivers by the Houston Astros. And so it’s over.
He’s still young. He’s still got a chance to blossom… Although it’s not looking promising for the oft injured, arthritic knee’d outfielder.
It’s crazy to think Minaya refused to part with him. And that’s not a knock on Omar, BMF didn’t want to lose him either.
But cases like this make me think you should always trade your prospect for an established player. For every Reyes there are lots of F-Marts, Escobars and can’t miss kids who don’t pan out.
Plus in the end Reyes is gone too.
Fred Willon said in WSJ ”I think we’re going to be better than you think. We would hope that Mets fans enjoy going to the ballpark and give this team a try.”
Hahaha nothing more than a pathetic attempt to get fans to believe in the team enough to buy the Wilpon’s overpriced tickets.
He really thinks we’re going to be good?
Sure we lose the best player we’ve ever had to a rival and added a few spare parts while the rest of the NL East improved their teams.
Hey Fred - do yourself a favor and stop talking to the media.