Found January 12, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
This is the time of year where I start getting antsy and can’t wait for baseball to get here already. The holidays are over, the weather sucks, and the waiting is the hardest part. This is a renamed version of my old “Cup of Joe” posts where I share some thoughts on the latest Mets news along with some rants and maybe some raves if I can find something to rave about. Looks like you wont be seeing any “F-Bomb from F-Mart” headlines on the back pages of the NY Post or Daily News in 2012 and beyond unless of course Fernando Martinez hits a game winner against the Mets – a very likely scenario given our luck. What ticks me off about this was why we didn’t just keep him on the 40 man roster and hope that he reestablished some value in Binghamton or Buffalo before just letting him go for zilch in return. I’m not convinced this was a smart move by Alderson. I hope that opting to keep D.J. Carrasco doesn’t blow up in all our faces. By the way, it’s now apparent he has a lock on a bullpen s...

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...

What can Astros expect from Fernando Martinez?

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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...

Is The Mets Starting Lineup Already Set For 2012?

Despite the minor moves Sandy Alderson has made recently it appears that we may looking at our starting lineup being already set for the 2012 season.  Sandy has made a bunch of signings over the past week, and he continues to make roster changes daily.  However these moves have mostly been addressing the minor leagues and adding depth.  It seems as though the starting lineup...

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

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.

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.

Ex-Mets phenom Martinez claimed by Astros

It spoke to the reputation of Fernando Martinez that the Major League team with the top waiver priority, Houston, scooped up the outfielder in a process ending Wednesday. It was an expected outcome for the Mets, who recently spent hours in meetings debating whether or not to cut their former top prospect loose.

Astros claim Fernando Martinez

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SB Nation: The Journey of Fernando Martinez

eMailbag: Why sign Hairston and cut Martinez

Dan in Phoenix, AZ sent in the following e-mail: “Why did the Mets re-sign Scott Hairston? Would it not have been better to let Fernando Martinez take the backup role and save the million dollars? I don’t understand this move.” Martinez has been playing professional baseball for six years and has never played more than 90 games in a season because he just can’t stay healthy...

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...
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