El Gaupo wrote:raiders_umpire wrote:Amazinz wrote:Marte was compared to Wright before Wright hit AAA. Marte doesn't have Wright-potential IMHO. The edge he has over Wright is power but that's about it.
Marte and Wright are really 2 different players with lots of potential. Marte is your standard big power hitting 3rd baseman that can play good defense, where as Wright is your do it all(good average, good power, and good speed) 3rd baseman that can play excellent defense. In the future hard to say who is the best as Wright will probably have the better fantasy numbers wise most years due to the steals but Marte with the extra power will be a wanted man on all teams as well. I see lineup protection for Marte being as equal to Wright even if Marte goes to Tampa or stays in Boston. I do see Wright as the #1 option of the 2 players, but I will say that Marte is a nice #1B option though.
Raiders_ From what I've been reading Boston will more than likely keep Marte If this is the case I think the Devil Rays missed out on a good opportunity, maybe a little to greedy imo.
This all bodes well for BJ having a chance to play next year.
Tampa Bay never met a deal it could make that was in its best interest without overplaying their hand. They think everyone wants to trade to them a Kazmir for their V. Zambrano, and people are going to stop calling if that's their approach.