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Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Sun Jun 07, 2009 10:23 pm

Is Los Angeles Dodger's catcher Russell Martin's power going to return?

Did putting the "J" on his jersey which represents his mother's maiden name have the effect of influencing his power toward more woman-like levels? If so, will he realize it, and if he does, will he reverse this decision and remove the "J"?

Has he been doing yoga? Is his flexibility increasing? Will that turn the tide?

When Manny comes back, will it help Martin?

Anything else?

Discuss.
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby SM182 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:17 pm

He took roids. No.
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:36 am

haha i was wondering what's up with the "J".
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby Chicago RedSox » Tue Jun 09, 2009 5:52 pm

I think the addition of the "J" on his jersey is throwing off his balance. The extra weight on the left side of his body is likely affecting his ability to maintain power through the 2nd half of his swing. ;-)

All kidding aside, I'm not sure Manny coming back will be much of a factor for him (Ethier is another story though). I could be wrong and the team synergy will motivate him to get those #'s up, but I'm not sure. This seems to be just another example of why you don't draft a catcher early. I took him in the 4th round in a 10 teamer. Right now he's ranked at 645 by yahoo, which is atrocious. He's on pace for a career high in K's. Still 0 HR. I'd be content if he can get his average up from the current .250 to his career avg of .280. I don't think he's even trade-able right now. The only plus is the 7sb so far.
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby TomBrooklyn » Tue Jun 09, 2009 7:11 pm

SM182 wrote:He took roids. No.

Is this true?
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby ABA316 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 1:15 pm

And then the guy trying to send me Martin for Adrian Gonzalez wonders why I said "no thanks I'll just play matchups off the wire"
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby TheBambino » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:13 pm

I have some depth at OF and offered Pence for Martin... I like the guy and hope he will rebound... The guy told me to stuff it basically..... I think that was a steal for him since hes hurting in all hitting categories and already has a serviceable catcher in Inge.

He wants more for martin.... What the hell do I have to offer him... Whats he worth these days?
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby stinkmeat » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:13 pm

It sounds like he's a homer. I have Martin and I would take Pence for him in a heartbeat.

Please help: http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=389625
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby TheBambino » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Now he wants haren... not sure about this??
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Re: Russell Martin: Will His Power Return?

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:49 pm

screw him, if he's not taking pence, forget it. martin right now isn't even worth pence, let alone an elite SP like haren.

i wouldn't be buying on martin right now, he hasn't shown anything, not a single HR. i'd target another catcher.
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