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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Rent-a-wreck traded in, Edgar to Atlanta for prospect

The Red Sox continue to shake up the line up Thursday giving up on Theo's Rent-a-wreck Edgar Renteria just one year after signing him to a four-year, $40 million contract, trading the shortstop to the Atlanta Braves for 3rd base prospect Andy Marte.

Who would have thought that a year after the above photo both of those men would be gone...The Braves needed a shortstop after Rafael Furcal signed a three-year, $39 million free agent contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

As Sox fans recall, Rent-a-wreck made the last out for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 2004 World Series, then the Sox made him the centerpiece of their effort to repeat. Instead, Edgar led the majors with 30 errors in and struggled at the plate all season finishing with a .276 average, eight homers and 70 RBIs. In 2003 Edgar had a .330 average, 13 homers and 100 RBIs he had when he won his second consecutive Gold Glove in 2003.

So the red Sox get one of baseball's top prospects in Marte, but still have a hole at short...there is speculation that the Sox will trade Marte to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Julio Lugo.

Marte, 22, batted .275 with 20 homers and 74 RBIs in 109 games in Triple-A last season, and .140 with no homers and four RBIs in 24 games with the Braves. So if the Sox keep Marte who is gonna play shortstop? Oh don't mean...

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