Can We Ditch Ramon Martinez Now?

An article by posted on May 23, 2009

I have seen all I can stand of Ramon Martinez filling in at shortstop.

He may go down in Mets history as the worst shortstop ever to field the position. Four errors in three games? 

Even Fernando Tatis couldn’t possibly do any worse than Martinez, so why not have him fill in for Reyes so that we could take advantage of his bat?

Ramon Martinez has just one hit in 16 at bats this season… one!

After the first game, when Martinez made his first two errors, it was plain to see this was a colossal failure, so why didn’t the Mets call up Argenis Reyes if only for a stop gap measure?

I can’t believe that Ramon Martinez is currently number two on the depth chart behind Jose Reyes, in fact I refuse to accept that.

Hopefully, Jose Reyes can get back today and all of this would be a mute point, but initially they said he could miss a week. We don’t have a week to throw away games with shoddy defense at shortstop.

Manuel didn’t sound to optimistic either…

“I don’t have choices. That’s the problem, I don’t know what other choices I have.  I’d hate to put Tatis there, who has only played in an emergency, if Reyes is not available.  It’s just the way it is right now, it’s unfortunate.”

Omar needs to pick up the phone and get someone else, anyone else at shortstop as quickly as possible.

Ramon Martinez is an embarrassment, and Johan Santana deserved a better shortstop last night.

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