But hey, just like Teixeira, this is a back of the baseball card problem, and Martin will turn it around any day now, right? I wouldn’t be so sure. Remember this chart I made back when I was arguing against giving Martin a multi-year contract this past offseason?
Well here it is updated with his 2012 numbers to date:
Those are not reassuring numbers, given the clear downward trajectory of these numbers over the past five seasons now, to say nothing of Martin’s injury history. Martin’s job is safe for now thanks to his work behind the plate and the fact that the Yankees don’t have any obviously better alternative at the moment, but it should give everyone some concern about what Martin will due in the near future, and does, I think, serve as a useful reminder of why Martin is not a good candidate for a multi-year contract, especially with that $189 million anchor hanging off of the side of the boat.…