Will Mets Release Fernando Martinez?
C’mon now, seriously?
(Hat tip to longtime MetsToday reader and commenter “Mic”.)
Granted, F-Mart has been an incredible disappointment since the Mets made him a millionaire for his sweet sixteen. But he’s still only 23 years old, which would seem to be too young for an outright release. Trade, sure, but release?
The only reason I can think of to release Martinez is if he makes more money than the average minor leaguer; can anyone confirm one way or the other? I’m under the impression that the big investment in him came as a signing bonus, which was guaranteed and already spent by the Mets.
What say you? Should the Mets trade F-Mart? If they can’t, should he be released? Why or why not?