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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

First Pitch: How Russell Martin Went From a Perceived Bad Signing to a Must-Sign Player

There was a lot of talk about Russell Martin today, including an article from our own Ryan Palencer, who talked with some of the Pirates’ pitchers last week about their catcher. I thought it was an interesting article, because you always hear the general compliments about Martin from the pitchers, but this went a little deeper into how exactly Martin helps his pitchers. Of course...
Via Pirates Prospects
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chemistry Russell Martin Brings to the Pirates’ Pitching Staff

You’ve probably heard all about Russell Martin’s work with his pitching staff. It seems that following every good outing, there is a quote made from one of his pitchers about how Martin impacted the game that night. In most cases, these would seem like throwaway lines made out of courtesy from the pitcher to share the success with his teammates. But the comments are made so often...
Via Pirates Prospects
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Looking at Russell Martin’s Potential Value on the Open Market

Ken Rosenthal discussed Russell Martin’s upcoming trip to free agency in today’s column (h/t MLBTR). In the article, he mentioned a lot of things that we already know, including that the Pirates want Martin back. He also included speculation that is often said, such as how Martin’s price could soar beyond the team’s comfort level. The speculation rests more on the potential...
Via Pirates Prospects
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Aren’t More People Talking About Russell Martin?

The Pittsburgh Pirates are just two games out of a playoff spot, and many would argue that this is due in large part to Andrew McCutchen having another MVP-type season. Considering his fWAR and nERD is top-10 in all of baseball, it’d be hard to disagree. However, McCutchen isn’t the only Pirate having an outstanding season, as he’s had some help keeping the squad in playoff...
Via Batting Leadoff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Will Receive Big Money This Offseason

Russell Martin is arguably the best catcher in all of Major League Baseball. I don’t say that because he plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates and they are my hometown team. I don’t say that because I want to start an argument either but besides Yadier Molina, Martin is the best catcher and some will argue […]
Via On-Base Talk
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Congrats on 1000 Hits, Russell Martin!

I know I'm way, way late but I wanted to congratulate former Los Angeles Dodgers' backstop and PTSIA collecting favorite Russell Martin on collecting his 1000th career hit earlier this month. Of course, most of those came as a member of the Blue Crew, which makes it even sweeter!Come back to L.A., Russ. We miss you.

Trade With The Lost Collector: The Lost Collector Finds 8 New Russell Martins!

I completed my second trade with AJ from The Lost Collector. AJ had some Russell Martin as a Yankee cards lying around and I was the lucky recipient of his generosity. My Russ PC has now expanded by 8 and I couldn't be happier (almost 300 Martins....so close!).This phenomenal Out of Bounds parallel from 2013 Topps is a Russ card I've desired and needed since I first knew...
Via Plaschke, Thy Sweater Is Argyle
June 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: San Diego police officer refuses to give ball to fans

During Monday night’s Pirates-Padres game at Petco Park in San Diego, a police officer caught a foul ball (on a hop, mind you) off the bat of Russell Martin. The cop then proceeded to keep the ball for himself, instead of tossing it to one of the fans begging for the ball. If there was a kid around, I’d have more of an issue with this – there’s no reason to give away your...
Via The Outside Corner
June 03, 2014  |  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...
Via Pirates Prospects
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...
Via Tireball.com
February 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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