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Russell Martin: McCann signing an “expensive mistake”


Once upon a time, Russell Martin was the catcher for the New York Yankees until one off-season, he simply wasn't re-signed. The Yankees had a unique catching situation until they signed Brian McCann last season to a five-year, $85 Million deal. They fixed their catching position and all ended well, right? Well, Russell Martin believes ...

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Former Yankees pitchers succeeding with current teams


While pitching has not really been an issue for the Yankees – as it has been their offense/run-production that has contributed to their recent struggles – several pitchers that once donned pinstripes have started the 2013 season with impressive performances.  This article is, in no way, trying to criticize the Yankees for the moves and ...

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Former Yankees Transitioning into New Roles, Teams


With the Yankees currently in Cleveland for a four-game series, players and fans alike were able to get an up-close look at Nick Swisher donning an Indians uniform in Monday’s 11-6 win over the Tribe.  Swisher, now the starting first baseman in Cleveland, went 1-3 yesterday with two walks and a run scored.  With a ...

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Yankees sign Overbay, claim a reliever and cut a good prospect, plus injury updates


It was a busy day for the Yankees yesterday, but not a pretty one. The Yankees began the day yesterday by claiming right handed reliever Dan Otero off waivers from the San Francisco Giants.. Then they made the Vernon Wells trade official by sending outfielder Exicardo Cayones and lefty reliever Kramer Sneed to the Angels. They continued ...

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Sherman: Yankees have $8-$10 million to spend on 2014 payroll

I came across this in Joel Sherman of the NY Post's column this morning. It's nothing official it's more of an educated guess on Sherman's part, but he explained that the Yankees likely have a budget of about $8-$10 million that they are willing to spend on the 2014 payroll this offseason in the form ...

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Russell Martin signs a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates

It looks like the Yankees are going to need a new catcher this offseason as Russell Martin has agreed to a two-year deal with the Pirates worth $17 million, according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports and David Waldstein of the New York Times. The Yankees were apparently discussing terms with Martin in the two-year, $12-$14 ...

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Rumor: Pirates making a run at Russell Martin

There are a number of teams interested in free agent catcher Russell Martin, but it appears to be coming down to a race between the Yankees and the Pittsburgh Pirates, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Heyman says that the Pirates are prepared to offer him a three-year $25 million deal. He added that so ...

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Rumor: Russell Martin now seeking a four-year deal

Forget what you've heard. Three years was yesterday. Free agent catcher Russell Martin is now apparently looking for a four-year deal worth $9-10 million annually, according to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. Marchand doubts the Yankees would bite on a deal of that size and I tend to agree although I wouldn't be surprised. Really, as long as they ...

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