Sign up for Yardbarker's daily Top 10 newsletter, the Morning Bark! Customize to get news on your favorite sports and teams.


RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

2014 Recaps: Russell Martin Had a Career Year Offensively, But Defense Will Get Him Paid

Almost two years ago, the Pittsburgh Pirates signed Russell Martin to the biggest free agent deal in franchise history. The deal was for two years and $17 M, outbidding the New York Yankees by a few million. Martin turned down a three-year deal from the Pirates, opting to enter free agency a year earlier. That turned out to be a very wise decision. At the end of the 2013 season,...
Via Pirates Prospects
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Pirates likely to offer Russell Martin qualifying offer

Entering the offseason, Russell Martin is sure to be a hot commodity as the best catcher on the market.  His phone is sure to be ringing off the hook as when the free agency period begins.  It is being reported by Jon Heyman of CBSsports that Martin will receive a qualifying offer from the Pittsburgh Pirates worth 15.3 million dollars.#456494282 / gettyimages.compirates plan to...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates plan to give C Russell Martin $15.3 million qualifying offer

The Pirates plan to extend the $15.3 million qualifying offer to star free-agent catcher Russell Martin, league sources said. The Pirates made a multiyear offer to Martin sometime during the season, as was reported here, and are apparently serious in their efforts to try to retain Martin. The qualifying offer itself represents quite a raise for Martin, although a huge season has...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Hire Andrew Friedman – How This Could Impact Russell Martin

The big news today is that the Los Angeles Dodgers have hired Andrew Friedman away from the Tampa Bay Rays. BREAKING: Andrew Friedman is leaving #Rays for #Dodgers. Matt Silverman will take over Rays baseball operations. — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) October 14, 2014 Friedman is one of the best executives in the game, making the Rays a contender in almost every year since 2008...
Via Pirates Prospects
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Rockies Rumors: Russell Martin to Colorado?

The Colorado Rockies struggled to a 66-96 record this season, fourth in the National League Central. Although third in the Major Leagues in runs scored, the Rockies were derailed because of a staff that was 30th in ERA at 4.84. One player who may help both the offense and the staff is veteran catcher Russell Martin, who should be at the top of the list of free agent catchers this...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Turned Down a Pirates Mid-Season Extension Offer

I missed this while I was on the road yesterday, but Jon Heyman reports that Russell Martin turned down an offer during the 2014 season from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Heyman says that the terms of the deal were unknown, and that there’s no indication that the sides are anywhere close on a deal right now. This news isn’t a surprise. I wrote the other night about how Martin has been...
Via Pirates Prospects
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Rumors: Russell Martin declined extension offer

Finding a good catcher is one of the hardest things to do, and the Pittsburgh Pirates could be in the market for a new one very soon.  After two strong seasons as a Pirate, free agent Russell Martin looks to be on his way out in Pittsburgh.#456055584 / gettyimages.comJon Heyman is reporting that the Pirates made an offer to try to lure Martin back before the season came to an...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin: Former Dodger, Future Dodger?

It’s now the offseason, so it’s time to talk about potential roster upgrades. The Dodgers have huge holes in the bullpen, some minor ones in the starting rotation, and of course, the left side of the infield. However, the biggest hole in last year’s lineup was catcher. It’s safe to say that A.J. Ellis had a down year in 2014. Ellis hit .191/.323/.254, only being saved from...
Via Dodgers Digest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Martin: Red Sox ‘Definitely A Place To Consider’ In Free Agency

Free agency can change a man’s tune. Catcher Russell Martin, who is set to hit the open market after spending the last two seasons with the Pittsburgh Pirates, apparently no longer hates the Red Sox. In fact, he thinks very highly of Boston. “It’s definitely a place to consider if the option is there,” Martin told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford during a late September interview...
Via NESN.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

An Early Look at the Pirates’ 2015 Payroll Shows Plenty of Room For Russell Martin

Today I finished putting together the 2015 40-man payroll page, which will be updated throughout the off-season, and in to the regular season. Bookmark that link, as I’ll be updating the chart after every move throughout the off-season. The chart provides an estimate  of the year-end 2015 payroll, which will definitely change throughout the off-season. Right now the estimate is...
Via Pirates Prospects
13 days ago  |  Discuss
MORE STORIES >>
Pirates News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Is Kobe's deal hurting the Lakers?

Tenn. coach tried to trip Ole Miss CB?

GGG continues his reign of terror

The 6 things that mattered this weekend in the premier league

News station congratulates Gary Payton for TD record

Ray Rice could be back by Week 10?

12 amazing stats from Week 7

World Series preview

Favre: I got calls about playing last season

10 takeaways from NFL Week 7

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.