The Cow wrote:The Braves could have put Marte in the OF and start him over Francouer or Kelly Johnson. That tells me the Braves like Johnson and Francouer better than Marte. I don't care how fast a team rushes a player through the minors it does not make him a better player. Marte could play in AAA as an insurance policy for an OF or Chipper. The Braves did not have to deal the guy. The Braves did need a SS, but to deal Marte a supposedly top prospect for an average at best SS in Renteria tells me that Marte just isn't that good.
No... not even close. You're talking out of your ass now. The Braves are an organization that values defense tremendously. They took a look at Marte in the OF for about a month, and he was horrid. That was the reason they didn't want him in the OF. They're not a team that will play a player anywhere to get his bat in the lineup (unfortunately). This is also one of the reasons they acquired a former GG SS, over a decent fielding SS in Betemit. There's no proof that the Braves like Johnson or Francoeur over Marte, those two played positions of need for the Braves, while Marte's position was blocked by the team's best player.
Renteria, by statistics, is an average SS. But around the league, he's thought of very highly; probably the reason he got a 40 Million dollar contract.
The fact that you grade a player's talent based on his trade value tells ME that you have no real knowledge of baseball at all. You trying to tell me Scott Kazmir sucks too?