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Kendrys Morales Avoids Russell Martin's Tag at the Plate In Masterful Fashion During Royals-Blue Jays Game

Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin should have tagged Kendrys Morales out on the lay below. He had the ball he was able to get in position. Somehow Morales pulled off a tremendous trick by stopping his slide and letting Martin's momentum take him past the plate so he could step over him and score.Well done. Well done indeed.via Cut4Read more »
Via FatManWriting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin righting the ship

For most of the first half of the 2015 season, Toronto Blue Jays’ catcher, Russell Martin, was statistically one of the best catchers in baseball. By June 15, Martin had a .285 batting average (.368 on-base percentage), 10 home runs, 12 doubles, 34 runs batted in, 39 runs scored, and three stolen bases. However, Martin’s season began to spiral after that. On July 19, Martin...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Russell Martin’s Homer Gives Blue Jays 5-4 Win In 11 Innings

BOSTON — The Red Sox are staring their second consecutive sweep directly in the face. The Red Sox rallied back from a four-run deficit Saturday to tie their game against the Toronto Blue Jays 4-4 in the sixth inning. The Jays had the last laugh, though, as Russell Martin launched a solo homer over the Green Monster in the 11th inning to propel Toronto to a 5-4 win. The Red Sox...
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

A Theory on Russell Martin’s Framing Numbers

Projection systems tend to look at reality a whole lot more soberly than us humans, who can fall madly in love with a player on the basis of aesthetic appeal alone. That’s why most offseason columns here at FanGraphs reviewing free-agent acquisitions tend to damper down instead of ramp up excitement. So it is a […]
Via Fangraphs
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Showing His Worth

Russell Martin has been the MLB’s best catcher through the first 30 games. When the Toronto Blue Jays dished out $82 million over 5 years to sign Canadian catcher Russell Martin, it came as a bit of a surprise to some due to the fact Dioner Navarro was coming off a 2.0 fWAR season, the best of his career for a full season of catching. Navarro looked much better to Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to five-year deal

About an hour after I named Russell Martin one of the bargains of this free agent crop, the Blue Jays removed him from the pile, signing him to a five year, $82.5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal. This was slightly higher than the 5/$75M I’d guessed in my predictions, and quite a bit higher […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Russell Martin 'perfect fit' for Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are getting closer to becoming a contender. They are starting to see the future now -- Chicago has called up many of their top prospects this September -- and contention does not appear to be too far away. If they have a good offseason, we could possibly be seeing the Cubs in the playoffs as soon as next season.#455204138 / gettyimages.comOne piece that the Cubs...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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