Well now what?

Sadly, Russell Martin’s tenure as a New York Yankee is over. The Russ Bus has pulled out of the Bronx and will make port in Pittsburgh now after Martin reached a deal with the Pirates last night. This leaves the Yankees with few options in the catching department and I, frankly, have no...

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Pirates Reach Agreement With Russell Martin

USA Today

Goodbye Russell Martin. According to Ken Rosenthal, the Pirates have agreed to signMartin. Although the catcher had a weak defensive and offensive year, his pitch framing has always been regarded as top-tier.

There are few other options...

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Russell Martin Joins The Waiting Game

Pictured: Not Russell or Ichiro

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

Well it looks like Ichiro isn’t alone in holding out for the tall, handsome Yankees to ask him to dance...

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Russell’s contract

A little less than a year ago, I crowd sourced a possible contract extension for catcher Russell Martin. Obviously, no such extension was offered or signed. Now, though, Martin is a free agent, probably the best free agent catcher on the market. The Yankees have seemed to like Martin in...

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A.J. the Alternative

I’m on the record, multiple times, as saying Russell Martin is going to be the Yankees’ starting catcher for 2013. Not only do I think that’s going to happen, but I also think it’s the best possible thing for the Yankees. The other catching options aren’t all that appetizing and one of them, David Ross,...

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Re-Signing Russ Is The Right Move

Bring this guy back. Courtesy of Jim McIsaac/Newsday

(The following is being syndicated from An A-Blog for A-Rod)

It could be a lot different.  Russell Martin could be kicking back right now recuperating from the long...

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Is David Ross A Better Option Than Russell Martin?

What could be arguably the most important position in baseball, hasn’t been a concern for the Yankees over the last 14 years. Jorge Posada might not have been the greatest defensive catcher of his time, but he made up for it with an incredible bat. With the Posada era coming to an end,...

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Martin Poised For A Rebound… Eventually

When there’s pitching, there’s no hitting, and when there’s hitting, there’s no pitching. This best summarizes the Yankees 6-12 record since landing in Oakland on July 19th. While it’s clear that Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano have started to hit over the last week, Russell Martin...

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