Woah, woah, woah.
It’s been four games, everyone. Let’s calm down a bit.
Yes, Fernando Martinez is hitting .667 / .667 / 1.333, but he’s only had 12 ABs. Yes, he went 4-4 yesterday. Yes, he hit two home runs.
There is no doubt in my mind that Martinez will break camp and head to Buffalo to get regular playing time. Sure, he might have a nice spring training, but the Mets had a pretty set outfield.
The centerfield job will be between Angel Pagan and Gary Matthews Jr., barring injury. Left field, obviously, is Jason Bay’s. Right field goes to Jeff Francoeur.
But, depending on the season, both the Mets and F-Mart’s, he could be up with the team later in the year. In fact, if the team doesn’t do very well, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Francoeur gets shipped elsewhere and F-Mart takes over in RF.
As long as he stays healthy and puts up numbers, that is. Not a small feat for the oft-injured prospect.
I’m glad we can get excited about F-Mart (and Jenrry Mejia, Ike Davis and Josh Thole). It feels good, doesn’t it?