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ANDY MARTE RUMORS & GOSSIP

A brief recap and a few more thoughts on the trade deadline

I had the Pirates game on last night and was dozing off throughout the whole game, but my one main takeaway was this: Of course, hours after the Pirates fail to trade for pitching help, Jeff Locke gives up a game-breaking home run to Andy Marte. Andy Marte, you might recall, was once the successor to Chipper Jones in Atlanta, then was dealt to Boston for Edgar Renteria, then was...
Via WHYGAVS?
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marte makes a dramatic return

PHOENIX -- A car picked up new Diamondbacks third baseman Andy Marte at Sky Harbor International about the time the game started Thursday as clubhouse attendant Jimmy Garrett neatly stitched the No. 28 and "Marte" on the back of a blank Sedona red jersey. The paperwork already had been taken care of -- Marte had signed his contract before catching his flight from Fresno...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Andy Marte shines in Diamondback debut

Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Tony Dejak When you think of Andy Marte, you would probably remember a player who was at one point regarded as the number one third base prospect. This was 10 years ago. As noted by Phoenix Sports Kings own, Manuel Childs, Marte came through the Atlanta Braves farm system. He was regarded as the top third base prospect in the nation but struggled to find...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Marte homers in first D-backs' at-bat in victory

PHOENIX -- Andy Marte hit a two-run home run and Aaron Hill added a solo shot in the sixth inning to power the Arizona Diamondbacks to a 7-4 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday night. Nick Ahmed hit the Diamondbacks' third home run, an eighth-inning solo shot that was the first of his major-league career. Marte, called up from Triple-A Reno earlier in the day to help...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Arizona Diamondbacks call up former number one prospect Andy Marte

story via: arizonadiamondbacks.mlb.com With the trades of starting third baseman Martin Prado and the announcement of Eric Chavez’s retirement, the Arizona Diamondbacks were left without a capable third baseman. So they called up former number one overall third base prospect Andy Marte. Marte came up though the Atlanta Braves farm system where he was rated as the number one prospect...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily Notes: In Which Andy Marte and Jake Fox Are Invoked

Table of Contents Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of the Daily Notes. 1. SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League 2. Unhelpful Video: Andy Marte Pitching Once SCOUT Leaderboards for the Atlantic League Introduction For four consecutive years between 2003 and -06, Atlanta third-base prospect Andy Marte appeared on Baseball America’s top-100 prospect list —...
Via Fangraphs
July 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Flashback Video: Dandy Marte Strikes Out Nick Swisher

Today the Indians got their man, in the form of a shiny new four-year $56 million contract to secure the services of Nick Swisher. Swisher is known to most for his ebullient and outgoing nature both in the clubhouse and with fans. But to me, he’s most known as Dandy Marte’s lone strikeout victim in a career of otherwise spectacular failure.  Marte (née Andy) was once touted...
Via Waiting For Next Year
December 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Matt LaPorta Brandon Phillips or Andy Marte?

Matt LaPorta, the slugger who hits with power and consistency in AAA, is currently with the Indians but not getting a real chance. They are many of us who feel that he is better than Shelley Duncan at the plate and in the field. Brandon Phillips is an all star player that the Indians gave up on too soon. Andy Marte is the forever promising third baseman, who the Braves were smart...
Via MyTeamRivals.com
June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues 11/27 — Marte Back On The Field

Pirates’ players and friends in Sunday’s winter league action:   VENEZUELAN  LEAGUE Caribes de Anzoategui  2,  Tigres de Aragua  1 Wil Ledezma took the loss as Los Caribes broke a 1-1 tie with a 7th inning home run.  Ledezma also gave up a single in the 6th, but promptly picked that runner off base.  LF Jorge Cortes had 2 hits in the game, including an RBI single in the...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss

Winter Leagues 11/1 — Marte Exits Early?

After the Caribbean leagues took their usual Sunday off, they’re back in action, with a few Pirates’ players and friends: DOMINICAN LEAGUE Leones del Escogido  3,  Gigantes del Cibao  2 Starling Marte started this game in center field for Los Leones.  Los Gigantes scored two runs, both coming in on RBI singles up the middle, which Marte handled.  Marte made the third out...
Via Pirates Prospects
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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