Found January 10, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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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 ...
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