Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Walnutz15 April 15, 2011 at 10:43 am
    Has he successfully turned his head and coughed in any of his Met physicals…..

    I’m starting to doubt that he’s got the tools required.

  2. Izzy April 16, 2011 at 10:06 am
    Until he is out of options, keep him and hope. His value is gone on the market.
  3. CatchDog April 17, 2011 at 12:09 pm
    At 22 years old, Martinez is the 9th youngest player in all of AAA. Ruben Tejada is 4th and Jenrry Mejia is 5th. Although it’s very frustrating that F! can’t stay healthy, it is still way too early to throw him away.

    Let’s hope he doesn’t have any futue visits from the Aflac duck.