Saturday, October 11, 2008

Damaso Marte

Damaso Marte has consistently been one of the best left-handed relievers in baseball. However, he struggle in his brief time with the Yankees. He has a 7 million dollar option for 2008. If they want they could decline the option and offer arbitration to hopefully get a first and sandwhich round draft pick for him.

I think they should just pick up the option. They might be able to get more by trading him then by declining the option. Relievers like Marte who are good year after year are rare. Most guys are up and down.


Anonymous said...

After he settled in and Girardi used him in the proper role, he was GREAT!

Jack said...

No thanks lets take the draft picks and run. We have plenty of good bullpen arms

Nate said...

I would definitely pick up the option. A few bad appearences ruined his numbers, he should be fine next year. The draft picks will still be there next year, and we've seen how much lefty relievers can go for at the deadline.