February 29, 2008 I was at spring training at Port St. Lucie on 2/21/08 and got to see Fernando Martinez for the first time. From his brief batting practice cuts it is clear that he has a great swing. Hopefully it will translate to production at the major league level.
Grote was da man
November 3, 2010 Martinez is a big bust and the Mets should trade him. He's injured!!! Thanks for nothing, Omar!!
April 11, 2011 One word for him is BUST.
August 14, 2011 I have been hearing about Fernando Martinez since 2005 saying that he is the future outfielder of the Mets. It is now 2011; they could have been further from the truth. However he is still only 22 years old so I guess he still has time to blossom, but he just needs to stay healthy.
January 10, 2012 Placed on waivers. In addition to his seemingly always being hurt, my lingering memory of F-Mart is his not running out a pop-up. I forgot the opposing team, but the catcher muffed it, but the pitcher had plenty of time to throw him out because F-Mart didn't run. The Mets have had many can't-miss prospects who turned out to be duds.