Last year at the trading deadline The Rays were involved in talks with the Red Sox on a three year deal that went thru Boston. DejaVu? Now its appears a 3 way deal involving the Red Sox is a possibility again. The Braves would get Renteria to fill the SS hole, where as the Rays would get Marte and another prospect.
If I were Rays, I would find a way to make this deal happen. Its nice to make use of Lugo as a building block for the future and improve the overall talent, but its hard for me to see turning down a deal that involves a top minor leaguer who has a solid track record and was once time #1 overall prospect. If you are able to land a position of need for the organization for Julio Lugo you do that deal. Lugo came to the Rays organziation as a waiver claim.
Over at Talking Chop, they have this to say about the proposed deal :