I'm a little surprised by this move, and I'd like to understand it from the Cleveland end of things.
Cleveland made a nice run in the second half last year, and has a good crop of young bats. Crisp was one of those bats so I dont follow the point of this deal.
Sure they could use a slugging 3B and Marte is a top prospect, but how much can really be expected from him this year? I thought Cleveland would be trying to make a run this year. THis deal doesnt sound like that at all.
Can someone translate without using Yankee or Bosox colored glasses?