Martin put Bucs over the edge

Catcher Russell Martin has been a tremendous addition for the Pirates. Martin's arrival coincided with the Pirates' starting rotation lowering its earned run average from 4.21 to 3.50, 4th best in the NL. The 31-year-old Martin is batting .257 with two home runs and six RBI, while continuing his strong play defensively.'s George Von Benko caught up with...
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Russell Martin Opening Day 8x10 Auto.

I absolutely love collecting cardboard depicting former Dodger backstop Russell Martin. While my card collection of him is quite vast, I've never had the pleasure of meeting him to get non-card items signed or gone after any pieces of memorabilia online. That recently changed as I stumbled across the beautiful signed 8x10 below, which was had for roughly half a blaster. As with...

Could Yankees And Pirates Make A Trade

Another Yankees’ catcher may soon find himself packing his bags for a move to Pittsburgh. According to a report from Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the two teams match-up well for a possible deal. Two former Yankees catchers, Russell Martin and Chris Stewart, are now donning the Pirates’ gold and black uniform. Martin left New York for Pittsburgh via free agency after the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Celebrating Russell Martin's Birthday With 36 Russ Rookie Cards!

It's Russell Martin's birthday! Celebrate! A while back I stumbled across a very cool lot of 36 Russell Martin rookie cards. While I had some, a number of them were sorely needed for my Martin PC, and I'll never be upset to pick up dupes of one of my all-time favorite Blue Crew members. I put in a bid and won the lot for a ridiculous price. 9 of the 36 proved to be new...
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February 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Russell Martin, Pittsburgh Pirates keep rolling with sweep of Brewers

Russell Martin Russell Martin hits game-winning RBI single in the 14th inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates break out the brooms and sweep the Milwaukee Brewers in a 2-1 victory on Sunday. With their victory over the Brewers, the Pirates move to 51-30 on the season and take a 2 game lead over the NL Central in the hunt for October. Despite the Pirates success, some people are still hesitant...
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Named the NL Player of the Week

Russell Martin has been named the NL player of the week. Photo credit: David Hague Russell Martin has been named the National League player of the Week, Major League Baseball announced this afternoon. Martin hit for a .375 average and led the National League with four homers and a .958 slugging percentage. The catcher came up big over the weekend, hitting a game tying home run on...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Martin to play shortstop during WBC

Getty Image It has been a while since Russell Martin played thirdbase or second base yet he will try to play shortstop during the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Martin, 30, has never played a game at shortstop. “It’s not an easy decision,” Martin said. “I’m doing it because I feel I owe it to the Canadian people to compete for my country, even if I have more of a world...
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Russell Martin down to Yankees and… Pirates

Catcher Russell Martin is looking for a four-year deal, but the New York Yankees are apparently willing to go only two years for him. Jon Heyman of CBSSports writes though, that the Pittsburgh Pirates are willing to offer a three-year deal in the $25 million range for Martin. The Yankees would like to bring Martin back, and apparently the sentiment is mutual, but the team might have...
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November 28, 2012  |  1 Comment

Yankees Hot Stove: Martin vs Pierzynski

Since the New York Yankees did not make a qualifying offer worth $13.3 million to catcher Russell Martin makes him a free agent, and gives GM Brian Cashman another vacancy to fill. Russell Martin (Photo credit: Wikipedia) One would believe that Martin is the Yankees first-choice to bring back, as he is familiar with the pitching staff and got two big endorsements from ace CC Sabathia...
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November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Red Sox fan reels in HR for Yankees

Jeffrey Maier, he's not. But on fan found himself on the wrong end of a controversial home run call at Yankee Stadium on Monday night. The strange part? That the offender appeared to be a Red Sox fan, helping out the Yankees in their own building. In the second inning of Monday's game, a man wearing a Dustin Pedroia jersey reached over the right-field wall at Yankee Stadium...
October 01, 2012  |  22 Comments

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