Last weekend former Seattle Mariners slugger Edgar Martinez, in an interview with the Puerto Rican newspaper Primera Hora during an autograph session in Caguas, assessed his Hall of Fame chances when he appears on the ballot next year:
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The rise of the Latino player in baseball has been well-documented: Last year, more than 150 major leaguers hailed from Spanish-speaking countries. But the players themselves haven't received as much coverage. We aim to change that with La Esquina Caliente (The Hot Corner, for you non-Spanish speakers), Insider's new blog devoted to all things involving Latino ballplayers. We'll follow the international amateur signing market and spotlight current Latino big leaguers. We'll also offer news and lighter, offbeat items. Think of it as your place to talk Latino baseball on the Web.