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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

The Pirates Unlimited Supply of Russell Martins

From 1990 to 1992, the Pittsburgh Pirates averaged just over 96 wins per season. They were led by Jim Leyland and what we thought at the time were the peak seasons of Barry Bonds. The early ’90s Pirates were great, but they lost in the NLCS three times and then became the Pirates. From 1993 to 2012, their best finish was 79-83 and there were a lot of finishes worse than that....
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin: Blue Jays 'the best team I've played on'

Russell Martin has played for quite a few good teams, reaching the postseason six times in his 10-year career.However, the 2015 Toronto Blue Jays might top them all.“We’re looking like the best team I’ve ever been on,” Martin told reporters after sweeping the New York Yankees. “And with the additions we made, definitely. We’re a deep team now. I like our chances.”The...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Kendrys Morales Avoids Russell Martin's Tag at the Plate In Masterful Fashion During Royals-Blue Jays Game

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin should have tagged Kendrys Morales out on the lay below. He had the ball he was able to get in position. Somehow Morales pulled off a tremendous trick by stopping his slide and letting Martin's momentum take him past the plate so he could step over him and score.Well done. Well done indeed.via Cut4Read more »
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July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A Theory on Russell Martin’s Framing Numbers

Projection systems tend to look at reality a whole lot more soberly than us humans, who can fall madly in love with a player on the basis of aesthetic appeal alone. That’s why most offseason columns here at FanGraphs reviewing free-agent acquisitions tend to damper down instead of ramp up excitement. So it is a […]
Via Fangraphs
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Showing His Worth

Russell Martin has been the MLB’s best catcher through the first 30 games. When the Toronto Blue Jays dished out $82 million over 5 years to sign Canadian catcher Russell Martin, it came as a bit of a surprise to some due to the fact Dioner Navarro was coming off a 2.0 fWAR season, the best of his career for a full season of catching. Navarro looked much better to Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to five-year deal

About an hour after I named Russell Martin one of the bargains of this free agent crop, the Blue Jays removed him from the pile, signing him to a five year, $82.5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal. This was slightly higher than the 5/$75M I’d guessed in my predictions, and quite a bit higher […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pittsburgh unlikely to Re-sign Russell Martin

With the Pittsburgh Pirates likely heading into the postseason this year, everything isn't all good for the Bucs as manager Neil Huntington has stated that it is unlikely for star catcher Russell Martin to remain with the team. Huntington delivered the news in his weekly press conference today. #455747144 / gettyimages.comAccording to a report on www.bucsdugout.com:"Recently, the...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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