Yesterday afternoon at around 3, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York let loose a flurry of tweets , letting us know that the Yankees and catcher Russell Martin are working on a possible contract extension. Marchand’s full story on the matter can be found here. Earlier this week, we heard that Russ and the Bombers had been discussing a three year contract. This idea is also something I discussed back in December.
Without Jesus Montero in the organization anymore, it may stand that for the next few years, Russell Martin is the best option at catcher for the Yankees. Francisco Cervelli is a fine back up, but most certainly not a starter. Austin Romine may be knocking on the door soon, but if the Yankees are talking to Martin about an extension, we have myriad reasons to question their commitment to Romine.… Click here to read the rest