Thread: Signing(s): Pirates sign Russell Martin
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12-01-2012, 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Clowe Me View Post
That's a good article. I understand with the market for catchers is saturated so a team like PIT had to spend, but I wouldn't pay Russell Martin 8.5.
In this weak catching market, I think that Martin's defense makes him worth $8.5. His (already weak) offensive numbers will surely go down outside of Yankee Stadium though.

You have seen him more than I have, but from what I've seen, I really like his raw abilities. I'll take your word on it, though.
I'm with darko, Cervelli is not a major league player. I appreciate his energy and uncanny ability to run into a seeing eye single at just the right moments, but he is a horrible all-around catcher. Put it this way: he was beaten out for a roster spot by Chris freaking Stewart last year.

I think that Cashman will trade for a stopgap catcher and give Austin Romine a year in the minors to prove that he can be the long term solution. Wouldn't be surprised to see Ramon Hernandez end up in pinstripes.

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