Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Marte has been re-signed to a 3 year deal worth 12 million with a club option for 2012. I`m not sure about this. They have a knack for picking out good arms from the minor leagues and using them in the bullpen. I`m also usually against signing relievers to long-term deals. However, Marte is the rare left-handed reliever who can get out righties as well. He`s also been very consistent over his career. 4 million isn't a big deal either. Essentially, you`re betting on whether the next three years of Marte will be better than the two draft picks they would get if they let him go. I wouldn't have made the deal but I can't say I hate it either.