If the trade is coming off as advertised, it gives the Sox a young, less expensive centerfielder as a Damon replacement, who should be coming into the peak years of his career. Of course, we have to hope that he doesn't use steroids, frequent crack houses, abuse women, children or animals, and has the patience of Job with the media. Not much to ask, huh?
As for the overall 'complexion' of the team, if the goal is to improve pitching and defense, go for it. We all saw how the White Sox demolished the Red Sox last October. As for Marte, we barely knew ya', kid. Let's hope that he isn't Mike Schmidt reincarnate, or gawd forbid, Harmon Killebrew.
Also, with the ten million projected savings from Damon for Crisp, then we can assume that the Sox can do some other shopping.
We don't have to assign blame or credit for everything that happens in the house, although it makes for better discussion. The Co-GMs have given and gotten respect, so keep at it.