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RUSSELL MARTIN RUMORS

Toronto Blue Jay C Russell Martin JUMPED into the Angels dugout

Russell Martin attempts to track a foul ball but runs out of room and hops on the railing, jumping into the Angels' dugout.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Russell Martin jumps into Angels dugout

During tonight's game, Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin flashed his athleticism by jumping into the Los Angeles Angels dugout, avoiding (and also using) the dugout fence in the process: There's been no report that Martin does parkour during his free time.
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch Mike Trout’s Broken Bat Hit Russell Martin and the Home Plate Umpire

We know Mike Trout can hit almost anything, but he took his “hit” tool next level Tuesday evening against the Blue Jays’ Aaron Sanchez. In the top of the sixth inning, Sanchez sawed off Trout’s bat, but the future weatherman was able to fight off the pitch for a bloop single to centerfield. However, the pitch wasn’t the only thing Trout made contact with, as the barrel...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  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
6 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

I haven’t freaked out yet about Russell Martin’s absence (but maybe I should)

Now that we’re rolling into season preview season, I’m starting to notice a trend in Pirate previews. There are really, really positive previews and there are guardedly optimistic ones. The dividing line between the two tends to be what the previewer thinks of the absence of Russell Martin. I mainly noticed this while reading the Bucs Dugout preview, in which Charlie is a little...
Via WHYGAVS?
March 26, 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...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
September 15, 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
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