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Yankees have reached out to Russell Martin

This is not exactly news, but the Yankees have officially reached out to the agent of free agent catcher Russell Martin and expressed interest in the defensive minded catcher, according to Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News. “We’ve had some initial conversations and they’ve expressed interest in bringing him back, but nothing substantial to date ...

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Poll results: Who BBD readers want to see stay and go

I ran a poll after the Yankees were eliminated to see which players people wanted to see stay with the Yankees to 2013 and which people wanted to run out of town. For the most part the answers were predictable, but there were a few shockers. Here are the results: ...Read more Alex Rodriguez: 63% of you want ...

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The offseason officially starts today

With the Giants win over the Tigers last night, the 2012/13 postseason has officially begun. Yankees fans are going to expect big things this offseason, however their team finished with the best record in the American League and probably needs a few tweaks rather than a major overhaul. The one area where they really need to focus on ...

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Yankees like Martin, but there is no guarantee they’ll keep him

The Yankees like Russell Martin and want to have him back this season. Yes, he was absolutely putrid offensively for most of the season, but if you haven't noticed already the free agent market for catchers is very thin which makes Martin look like not such a bad option. Unfortunately, as Brian Cashman warns, just because ...

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Top 5 available free agent catchers

The Yankees catcher Russell Martin is a free agent this offseason and it doesn't appear that they are ready to hand the reigns over the Austin Romine yet. So they may have to turn to the free agent market. Here are the best available catchers this offseason. Mike Napoli, Age: 31, 2012 Salary: $9.4M, 2012 OPS: ...

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A couple of Yankees make their pitch to keep Russell Martin

A year ago, Yankees GM Brian Cashman was comparing Russell Martin to Thurman Munson and broke their unwritten rule by offering him a $20 million, three year contract extension before he hit the free agent market. Then he spent most of this season hitting less than .200 and finished with a .211/.311/.403 line that was good for ...

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Yankees go ahead 1-0 in ALDS on 9th inning rally

CC Sabathia got the Yankees to the ninth inning with the game tied and Russell Martin provided the go ahead blast en route to a 7-2 victory over the Orioles to go ahead 1-0 in the ALDS in Baltimore Sunday night. They had to wait through a nearly three hour rain delay, but it was worth ...

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Yankees walk-off the Athletics in 10 inning victory

The Yankees needed their ace CC Sabathia to step up and he certainly did as he shutdown the Athletics over eight innings as they held out to eventually win 2-1 in 10 innings on a Russell Martin walk-off home run. CC was brilliant, holding the A's hitless through the first five innings. He really didn't get ...

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