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Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:20 pm

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Yankees come to terms with Russell Martin
NEW YORK -- The Yankees have agreed to terms on a contract with Russell Martin, multiple sources told MLB.com on Monday. Details of the deal were not immediately available, but it is expected to be announced at some point on Tuesday.

Martin was said to have been deciding between the Red Sox and Blue Jays.

Martin, 27, was deemed among the best catchers in the National League from 2007-08, when he was a back-to-back All-Star while compiling a .286 batting average, .380 on-base percentage and 32 homers for the Dodgers. But after a down year in 2009, Martin played 97 games in 2010 and then missed the rest of the season with a broken hip.


Can he pitch? :-D
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:29 pm

Like this move.

Now go sign Wood, Feliciano and hell, Rafael Soriano too. That way we only need our starters for 4 innings per game. :-)
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby thedude » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:31 pm

Now they are free to trade Miguel Montero to the somebody looking to take advantage of the Yankees desperate need for pitching.
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:37 pm

thedude wrote:Now they are free to trade Miguel Montero to the somebody looking to take advantage of the Yankees desperate need for pitching.


As long as they keep Jesus. ;-)
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby Fenway Punk » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:14 pm

BronXBombers51 wrote:Like this move.

Now go sign Wood, Feliciano and hell, Rafael Soriano too. That way we only need our starters for 4 innings per game. :-)

This. I'm guessing this signing is a precursor to a Jesus Montero trade... no?
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby Kim Bhasin » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:18 pm

Fenway Punk wrote:
BronXBombers51 wrote:Like this move.

Now go sign Wood, Feliciano and hell, Rafael Soriano too. That way we only need our starters for 4 innings per game. :-)

This. I'm guessing this signing is a precursor to a Jesus Montero trade... no?


Matt Garza perhaps?
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 1:23 pm

The Yankees were in on Martin long before Lee declined their offer. I doubt Montero is going anywhere.
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:04 pm

Montero's future isn't at the catcher position anyways, he'll probably be their DH when the time comes
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby thejusman1 » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:13 pm

Russell Martin is going to play worse, not better. Switch from NL to AL and AL East pitching, for that matter. I doubt moving to a better ballpark will help much.
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Re: Russell Martin Signs with Yankees

Postby kimchi_chigae » Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:42 pm

thejusman1 wrote:Russell Martin is going to play worse, not better. Switch from NL to AL and AL East pitching, for that matter. I doubt moving to a better ballpark will help much.


NL West is a pretty good pitching division, so the switch to the AL East in terms of pitching isn't a problem. The ballpark should help as well as having a better lineup around him. The key is his health. He is only 27, so he should be able to bounce back if healthy.
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