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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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Rumor: Russell Martin is seeking a 3-year deal

Earlier this morning, I passed along a quote from Yankees GM Brian Cashman about him having a strong preference against, but willing to hand out multi-year offers. Which is a good thing if they want to re-sign catcher Russell Martin because he is looking for a three-year deal, according to Mark Feinsand of the New ...

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Rumor: Yankees and Russell Martin make progress in negotiations

The Yankees continued to negotiate with catcher Russell Martin over the weekend and the two sides, which were recently far apart on dollars, made progress even though Martin is also talking with at least one other team, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Matin may be in negotiations with only one other team, but he ...

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Rumor: Russell Martin waiting on the Yankees

Russell Martin has been a popular guy in such a thin catchers market this offseason, but the Yankees haven't turned their attention to him yet as they are trying to lock down their pitching first and he seems more than willing to wait for them. “They've been dragging their feet,’’ an industry source told George King ...

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Russell Martin wants to play shortstop for Canada in the WBC

Teams that are looking for catching help in the free agent market could turn toward Russell Martin for help, but Baseball Canada might consider him as their next shortstop in the World Baseball Classic. Apparently Canada already has a potential catcher in George Kottaras, but it doesn't have a shortstop which is where Martin comes in. He's ...

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Rumor: Yankees have not yet made Russell Martin an offer

After the Yankees re-sign Andy Pettitte, if he doesn't retire, and Mariano Rivera one of the top things on their list will be to sign a catcher. They would like to have Russell Martin back, but they have not yet made him an offer, according to George King of the NY Post. Martin earned $7.5 million ...

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Rumor: 5 other teams interested in Russell Martin

The Yankees are expected to bid to keep catcher Russell Martin this offseason, but it appears that they'll have competition as Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com has reported that as many as five other teams are interested in him. Among the other teams supposedly interested are the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners, Pittsburgh Pirates, the Boston Red Sox, ...

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Yankees not on the verge of signing anyone

The Yankees had to wait until yesterday to find out that Nick Swisher, Hiroki Kuroda, and Rafael Soriano turned down their qualifying offers and they will now begin to negotiate with free agents with a better idea of how much financial flexibility they will have. They are expected to continue to negotiate with Kuroda and Soriano, ...

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