Nice little start to spring training. I can't wait to see this kid play.
7-14 with a HR, 4 2bs, and 4 RBIs
Listen, I understand the Indians stance regarding Boone/Marte. You owe Boone $$$ this season, Marte hit .180 in 45 MLB ABs last year, and if you annoint Marte the starter at 3b, you run the risk of pissing off Boonie and Brandon Phillipsing Marte. You send Marte to AAA regardless of what happens in spring, and Boone gets nowhere near the leash of last year if he gets off to another god awful start.
And it should also be noted that Boone is hitting .313 in Spring.
But if Marte hits .400 in spring with 6-7 bombs, and is playing B+ defense ...
I remember having similar conversations about Grady last year. He was sent to AAA, then immediately recalled when Juan Gone bruised his vagina. The prevailing opinion was the same.
We found out Grady was ready.
If Marte is also ready, can the Indians afford not to plug this kid in? How they start the season off is not only crucial to their playoff hopes, but also to advanced ticket sales, attendance, and Dolans pocketbook.
Should be interesting ...