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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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Yankees back in sole possession of 1st place

Hiroki Kuroda didn't have his best stuff tonight, but the offense and bullpen showed up for a change as the Yankees beat the Rays 6-4 to move one game up on the Orioles for sole possession of first place in the AL East. Derek Jeter and Russell Martin were the offensive stars of the game as ...

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What’s wrong with the Yankees?

The Yankees came out of the All-Star break the same way they went into it, winning lots of games, but unfortunately after they took six of seven games they haven't been the same since. From July 19th, the start of a four game series against Oakland, they have been 19-24 and looked awful doing it. But ...

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