The deal had been rumored to be close over the past week, and was only about time before the two sides agreed upon a pact. At only a $5.167M AAV, Marte earns the money he deserved, while the Pirates did not overpay the outfielder. It seems that Marte will continue to have a great situation in Pittsburgh with the Pirates.
In 2013, the primary left fielder hit .280/.343/.441 with 12 home runs and 35 RBI (122 OPS+) in 135 games. In his first full season, Marte added 5.5 WAR (worth about an All Star), 3.1 oWAR, and a 1.8 dWAR. Basically, this means that Marte is an all-around player. Last season, Marte made $500,000, and will be taking a huge pay raise this upcoming season.
The deal makes sense for both sides; Marte gets his contract, while the Pirates get an All Star caliber player for a long time at a great deal. Marte will stay in Pittsburgh and continue to provide for the Pirates in 2014 and beyond.