As the Major League trade deadline approaches in a couple of weeks, Starling Marte has had his name mentioned in nearly every Pittsburgh Pirates trade rumor. Marte is making sure he keeps his name buzzing by what he is doing on the field as well.
Nothing was louder than his performance last night for Triple-A Indianapolis, where he fell a single short of hitting for the cycle in a comeback victory. Marte hit his eleventh bomb of the season. The stellar evening didn’t go unnoticed in Pittsburgh where Tribune Review reporters Dejan Kovacevic and Rob Biertempfel had this to say on Sulia:
the link in DK’s post was to this comment from Rob Biertempfel:
Earlier in the day, Ken Rosenthal shared what he heard from some opposing scouts who are obviously trying to reduce Marte’s value. C’mon, Kenny, read the photoshop at the top of the page… even atheists believe in Marte.
Seventeen doubles, thirteen triples, and eleven bombs… too much hype? Hilarious.