Showing posts with label Damaso Marte. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Damaso Marte. Show all posts

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Why Does Marte Suck?

I just don't get it. The Yankees have coveted this guy since the day they let him go and justifiably so. All these years he seems like he would have been the perfect setup man for Mo. Finally, they get him with Xavier Nady for one of their top prospects (Jose Tabata) and a handful of other potentially decent guys. Suddenly he decides to start his best Kyle Farnsworth impression.

After bombing the second half of the year, he gets a new deal in the offseason. Picking up his option year would have been the smarter move but it looked pretty good at the time. Now, through the first month of the season he looks like he can't pitch. I feel like I'm watching Kyle Farnsworth every time this guy goes out. If you stop and think though, he can't be this bad.

The guy have been as unlucky as you can be. His HR/FB% is 23.1 which is absurd for a guy who consistently has it below 10. His BABIP is also sky high at .399. He's got to be on the hot seat for Yankees fans but I wouldn't totally give up on him yet.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Cano and Marte Okay

They`re going to miss a few days but that's it. Cano should be back Friday and Marte is day to day. My intial reaction was an overreaction I guess.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Marte Re-Signed

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.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Marte's Option

Damaso Marte's option has been officially declined. I`m thinking they will just offer him arbitration and then let him go. They seem to have a talent for finding solid bullpen arms in the minor leagues. Let's not have another Farnsworth. Reliever's are extremely volatile and giving him 6 million dollars for such a big question mark is not smart.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Marte Gone?

It looks like it. The Yankees are probably going to decline his option which is fine as long as they either sign him to a new deal or offer him arbitration. They better get more than just a year and a half of Nady and a bad half a year of Marte for Tabata.

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.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Phil Coke

Has anyone else noticed that Phil Coke has sort of stolen Damaso Marte's job? After originally being reported that he was trade for Marte he has really done great. He`s become the left-handed reliever everybody thought/hoped Marte would be. Its a small sample size but I like what I`ve seen so far.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

AL Relievers rankings

We now have rankings for AL relievers.

  • Damaso Marte is a Type A free agent. They may be able to get picks for him. He`s only getting 2 million dollars this year and I think he`ll be able to get a multi-year deal elsewhere. They should buyout his option and offer arbitration. I was in favor of bringing him back before but now that he`s a Type A I prefer the draft picks.
  • Kyle Farnsworth failed to get Type B status. I`m surprised by this. In any case it makes that disastrous trade for both sides look a little better for the Yankees.
  • Darren Oliver somehow managed to get Type A status. How did that happen?

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Nady Trade Reconfigured

According to Pete Abe, the last two players in the trade for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte are not Phil Coke and George Kontos, but Jeff Karstens and Dan McCutchen. I don't like this trade as much anymore, but I still like it a lot. McCutchen will end up being better than Coke and Kontos, but Karstens is basically worthless.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Trade Analysis

So you all know the trade right now: Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte for Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Phil Coke and George Kontos. While it's hard to say for sure until a few years from now, I would say the Yankees won this trade. Nady is a good righty bat who will step in and help immediatley. The same goes for Marte, as he gives us the good lefty we have wanted all year, and gives us an excuse to DFA LaTroy Hawkins. Also, these are not rentals. Marte has a $6 million option for next year, and will probably be a type A free agent if the Yankees let him walk. Nady still has two arbitration years left, and could step in as the everyday right fielder next year if Bobby Abreu walks. He also gives us some versatility because he can play first base. Now to the guys we sent away. Tabata is the centerpiece of this deal. He could be great, but he could just as easily be bad. He is nineteen years old, and has some nice tools, but he's almost all projection at this point, and probably wouldn't have helped the big club very soon anyway. Some people are very high on Ross Ohlendorf, but I am not. I think he could be a solid number three starter one day, but I believe that is his ceiling. That's valuable, but the Yankees have a crowded future rotation, which may become more crowded if the Yankees sign CC Sabathia. I see Coke and Kontos as spare parts who may be number five starters or decent middle relievers one day, but could very easily flame out in the minors.