I don’t know if we should necessarily expect Marte to go back down as soon as Chipper Jones is reactivated. If Marte looks good, Jones might simply push Jeff Francoeur, Kelly Johnson, and Ryan Langerhans into some sort of job-sharing arrangement in right field, with Marte and Betemit continuing their duel for the job at the hot corner. However, Marte didn’t do anything last weekend, and Betemit’s still cooling off, so we’ll have to see whether the Braves get creative or not.
“Creative”? That’s an interesting way to put it. “Dumb” is another way. “Risky”. “Plain goofy”. Chipper can’t run. He has a bad foot. He doesn’t like the outfield anyway. How is this so hard to figure out?