Moments ago Ken Rosenthal tweeted:
#Pirates reach agreement with Catcher Russell Martin, pending physical. #MLB
Yes, it was a possibility. Reports were hinting toward that outcome but when was the last time the Pirates outbid the Yankees for a player? It’s been a while, if it’s happened at all. And I’m pretty sure the Yankees were left scratching their heads over this decision by Martin.
The scenarios presented because of this news are actually kind of frightening.
UPDATE: According to multiple reports, it was a two-year/$17M deal. The Yankees offered two years/$14M according to Jon Heyman.
Really? They couldn’t sign him for $3M more?
Thank goodness it’s only November.
And yet another update: The deal was three years/$24M and reports are coming out that the Yankees hadn’t even presented Martin with an offer.
We’ll have a more in depth recap tomorrow on this and on Mo’s deal as well.