At ESPN 1050’s website, Rich Coutinho wonders if Fernando Martinez has been forgotten. The answer, quite plainly is no. The Mets aren’t committed to Jeff Francouer past 2010 if they don’t want to be. Carlos Beltran’s deal is up after 2010 and he’ll miss at least a month of 2010. If Gary Matthews Jr. is the answer, you’re asking the wrong question. At least around here, no one’s forgotten about Martinez.
No one’s forgotten about Martinez at Project Prospect either where Adam Foster has him ranked as the 10th best prospect in baseball. I think that’s a little high for Martinez, but it’s Adam’s list, not mine. Jon Niese checks in at #48. I also think it’s weird that Yonder Alonso checks in at #17 and Ike Davis misses the list. Adam and I have been over this Alonso vs. Davis discussion before, and I can understand ranking Alonso ahead of Davis, but ranking him that far ahead requires a lot of faith in Alonso.