Martinez making his case

Updated: February 4, 2009, 12:26 PM ET
By Jorge Arangure Jr. | ESPN The Magazine

MEXICALI, Mexico -- In a conversation with Mets general manager Omar Minaya this offseason, super prospect Fernando Martinez, 20, says he was told he likely will begin the season at Triple-A Buffalo. He might not stay there long -- if at all. Martinez's pinch-hit, game-deciding, seventh-inning home run for the Dominican Republic's Tigres de Licey in a 2-1 win against Puerto Rico's Leones de Ponce in Tuesday's second day of the Caribbean World Series fully thrust the prospect into the international ...

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