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Christian Red of the Daily News, who I still feel should just write under the name Red, posts a great column on Fernando Martinez, the 16–year-old, left-handed hitter recently signed by the Mets out of the Dominican…

“Fernando, in my opinion, is the No. 1 prospect on the island,” Rafael Bournigal, the club's director of international scouting, told Red.  “I've been with the Mets 25 years and he has the best bat I've ever seen at that age. No doubt about it.”…

for what it’s worth, it sounds like this kid’s bat is legit…but his other skills leave a lot to be desired…than again, he’s 16–years-old

Red chronicles the Mets pursuit of Fernandez, as they beat out eight other teams, including the Yankees and Marlins…

how did the mets manage to land fernandez…

…two words, it seems…

…omar…

…minaya…

…outstanding article, red…out…standing…

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