Since we’ve been talking about it so much lately, everyone should know the current rumor of the post-Furcal era. Supposedly, there are talks for a three-way deal to give up Marte and get Edgar Renteria.

I don’t follow the AL all that much, so I can’t give too many specifics, but Renteria is good, but had a bad season last year. He costs about $9 million over three years less than Furcal. My big issue is that I like Marte a lot and I’m just not sure he’s worth giving up for Renteria. A move like this would probably put Giles in the leadoff spot, which might be good anyway – Giles has a higher career average and on-base percentage than Furcal (of course, Giles has been protected by Chipper all these years)…

I did find this bit interesting though:

The Braves and Devil Rays recently discussed a multi-player trade that involved Lugo and Tampa Bay closer Danys Baez, but the Braves were unwilling to part with catcher Brian McCann along with Marte, a person familiar with those negotiations said.


Update – 3:08 p.m. – Estrada was traded. So now McCann definitely isn’t going anyway.

3 Comments so far

  1. Rent-a-wreck (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 10:00 am

    I can’t wait to make the last out for the Braves this postseason. I look forward to ending another World Series.

  2. David Ortiz (unregistered) on December 7th, 2005 @ 1:18 pm

    Renteria is a dud. Take it from me. If the Braves cut their calendar up so that they only play like, the Brewers, he’ll be great. Put him under the spotlight and he wilts.

    You’d think they’d want to *improve* on Furcal. Edgar is a big step down.

  3. Greg (unregistered) on December 8th, 2005 @ 4:36 pm

    Rentaria is a done deal now…

    DALLAS — The Boston Red Sox gave up on Edgar Renteria just one year after lavishing a four-year, $40 million contract on him, trading the shortstop to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday for third base prospect Andy Marte.

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