Braves - Acquired Renteria
Atlanta Braves - Acquired SS Edgar Renteria from the Boston Red Sox for 3B Andy Marte.
This trade is going to get a lot of negative backlash and while I wouldn’t do it from the Braves’ perspective, I don’t think it’s nearly as bad as it looks. Chipper wants to play 3rd and just deferred a bunch of money and the Braves aren’t going to push him to left against his wishes. Shortstop is a hole and they don’t like Betemit enough to play him there, apparently, and Renteria is one of the best choices around, especially considering the Red Sox are throwing in some money, $5 million apparently. Renteria was a disappointment in Boston, but I think he’ll be a lot better in 2006, especially defensively
There’s the problem of what to do with Marte in Boston, but the Red Sox have never seemed overly excited with The Greek God of Walks at 3rd, but they might be willing to let Marte play the hot corner. If the Red Sox start the season with Pedroia/Marte on the left side, it’ll go a long way to rectifying my complaints about the direction of the organization.
2006 ZiPS Projections
Player AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
Marte 416 65 106 24 2 19 77 61 91 0 .255 .350 .459
Renteria 602 89 179 35 2 9 70 56 76 16 .297 .356 .407
Posted: December 08, 2005 at 05:35 PM | 59 comment(s)
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