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Former “super-prospect” Fernando Martinez was placed on waivers yesterday. Never having played a full season in the majors or minors and still just 23 years old, Martinez was jettisoned – along with Danny Herrera – to clear out space on the 40-man roster for must-haves Ronny Cedeno and Scott Hairston. Let that sink in for a minute. Fernando Martinez – our beloved F! or F-Mart – who could have been part of packages that fetched Manny Ramirez or Roy Halladay, has been kicked to the curb in favor of a backup infielder and fifth outfielder. Granted, right now, he more resembles a burned out 12-year utility guy than the five-tool potential star who captured our hearts and imaginations at age 16. But if you think about it for a minute, you come to an “of course,” conclusion. It actually falls right in line with this team’s narrative over the past eight years. General Manager Omar Minaya, gone from here two-plus years now and newly installed in the front office of the San Diego ...

Astros claim Martinez off waivers

HOUSTON (AP) -- Outfielder Fernando Martinez has been claimed by the Houston Astros off waivers from the New York Mets. Martinez hit .227 (5 for 22) for the Mets last season with one home run -- at Houston against Bud Morris on May 13. The 23-year-old Martinez spent most of the year at Triple-A Buffalo and hit .260 with eight homers and 30 RBIs. He has a .183 career big league...

Mets Waive F-Mart and Herrera

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Fernando Martinez and Daniel Herrera have both been put on waivers. Earlier today, Rubin warned that the Mets still needed to clear two spots from their full 40-man roster to make room for recent signings Scott Hairston and Ronny Cedeno. Martinez, 23, has faded as a prospect because of continual leg injuries. Even when healthy,...

It was time for Fernando Martinez to move on

#bbpBox_157183976585428992 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_157183976585428992 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; }Source: Fernando Martinez is an Astroabout 9 hours ago via TweetDeckReplyRetweetFavorite@AdamRubinESPNAdam Rubin Back on December 19, Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that the Mets were “considering unloading” Fernando Martinez. At the...

Astros claim Fernando Martinez off waivers

The Astros have claimed OF Fernando Martinez off waivers, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Martinez, along with LHP Daniel Herrera were placed on irrevocable waivers earlier this week and their departures clear two spots on the 40-man roster for Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco. Martinez hit .260 with eight HR and 30 RBI in 223 at-bats at Triple-A Buffalo, while batting .227...

Once a Top Prospect, Martinez Is Headed to Houston

Fernando Martinez, who was signed to great fanfare in 2005, was put on waiver by the Mets this week and was claimed by Houston.

F-Mart waiver claim expires tomorrow

Fernando Martinez‘s waivers expire tomorrow afternoon. One scout says: “I guarantee a minimum of 5 teams put in a claim on him.” — Jayson Stark (@jaysonst) January 10, 2012

Bats: Once a Top Prospect, Martinez Is Headed to Houston

Fernando Martinez, who was signed to great fanfare in 2005, was put on waiver by the Mets this week and was claimed by Houston.

Mets' reliever Daniel Herrera also let go

IT DID NOT take long for the Mets’ new regime to decide that Fernando Martinez would not be a part of the future; by mid-summer, team officials were privately calling the former top prospect a bust.

FMart claimed by Astros- end of the big three...

Photo by Michael BaronAround 2006 it was once dreamed that the Mets would have this stud group of outfielders, who were all home grown. Lastings Milledge in left field, Fernando Martinez in right field and Carlos Gomez in center field. Now there all gone and the only one who turned out productive for the Mets was Carlos Gomez who was the center piece in the Johan Santana trade. After...

Fernandomania Curtailed

It’s scary that as fans, any team’s fans, we get hooked on new players and young players and changes of direction and we’re sure we’re going to benefit — if it’s March — this year or — if it’s September — next year. Yet we just don’t know. It’s the ultimate blind trust. Theoretically, the future has never been more foreseeably agreeable for the Mets. If the...

Mets News: FMart To Apply At KMart?

It is being reported that the New York Mets have finally decided to part ways with this generations Alex Escobar. The Mets reportedly have place Fernando FMart Marinez and Daniel Herrera on waivers. Martinez, signed as a 16 year old out of the Dominican Republic, was highly touted by scouts and former Mets GM Omar Minaya. Unfortunately like Escobar, Martinez has been unable to live up to
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