Deja Vu all over again

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The Yankees will enter the 2013 season without an offensive-minded catcher for the first time in about 17 years. The departure of Russell Martin has left much to be desired offensively from the current crop of backstops, mainly Francisco Cervelli – who figures to be the starter –  and likely backup Chris Stewart. The situation […]

Russell Relocates to Pittsburgh

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After being a rock behind the plate for the Yankees for two seasons, Russell Martin has decided to leave for the Steel City. Earlier tonight, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports broke the story that Martin and the Pittsburgh Pirates have agreed to a two-year deal worth $17 million. In two seasons with the Yanks, Martin […]

Who’s Going To Catch?

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One of the big questions the Yankee’s have involves their rotation… who will they be throwing to? Russell Martin, who was the Yanks main catcher last year, is now a free agent. However, the free agent pool of catchers is pretty limited. Here is a breakdown of some of the more established catchers on the […]

Not so Swishalicious

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For four years now, Yankees fans have had a love affair with right-fielder Nick Swisher. The always smiling, laughing and jovial “bro” who happens to be a ballplayer would always interact with the fans, giving away baseballs and always engaging in light conversation, even as a game was in progress. Now, it appears that love […]

Girardi’s decisions questionable

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The Yankees have been in an absolute dogfight over the past month or so, as Baltimore has constantly been on their heels. Currently, New York holds a half game lead, and the Orioles are leading 4-3 against the feeble and useless Red Sox. As the Yankees fight to maintain their grip on the AL East, […]

Yanks Need to Respond

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Throughout the entire season, the Yankees have battled and persevered through injuries to key players. From Mariano Rivera to Alex Rodriguez, and everywhere in between, New York has called on veteran bench players to step up. Currently, the team sits two games ahead of the Baltimore Orioles for first place, and has been atop the […]

Bronx Bombing

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The Yankees took down the Red Sox 6-4 tonight.  However, the real story is about the fireworks Yankee hitters provided. Derek Jeter, the first-ballot hall of famer, just added to his legend by hitting career homerun number 250. That homerun put him in a very, very limited group.  The only other player to ever have […]

Stewart, Is It His Time?

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  Chris Stewart went 2 for 4 in the Yankees’ win over the Detroit Tigers today, which begs the question, “should Stewart start seeing more playing time over the under achieving Russell Martin?” Martin, who in 273 plate appearances is hitting an anemic .194, has seen his production plummet ever since his all-star season of […]

CC and Russell Together Again

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For most of the year, although Joe Girardi won’t admit it, Chris Stewart was CC Sabathia’s personal catcher. For whatever the reason, Girardi felt more comfortable with Stewart calling the signals from behind the dish. Some pitchers throw better to certain catchers, and having been a former big league catcher, Girardi chose to go with […]

Romine Cleared to Resume Baseball Activities

Austin Romine could earn himself a chance to become the Yankees catcher in 2013 if he returns strong from the Disabled List (Photo Credit: Mike Dill / The Trenton Times)

Before Spring Training, many fans expected Austin Romine to challenge Francisco Cervelli for the Yankees backup catcher’s job. It was quickly evident that this wouldn’t be the case, and Romine was considered to be a lock to start for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees behind the plate. Then, he went down with a back injury in Spring […]

Yankees Game 28 Lineup: 05/06/12

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  Once again, Hiroki Kuroda, along with the entire offense, underperformed last night  as the Yankees lost to the Royals in a 5-1 score. This afternoon Phil Hughes will get the start for the Yanks, as they try to get a victory on the road before returning back to the Bronx. Hughes has had an […]

Captain Contribution: Derek Jeter Comes Through Time After Time

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Even when he’s doing nothing, Captain Derek Jeter still finds a way to do something to help the New York Yankees win games, as he so often does. Detroit Tigers’ pitcher, Justin Verlander, kept the strong Yankee lineup in check for most of last night’s game. This included Jeter who went 0 for 3 on […]

Yankees And Russell Martin Table Talks

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Via Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com – With the sides too far apart, the agent for Russell Martin, Matt Colleran and Yankees GM Brain Cashman spoke on Friday and decided to table talks until after the season. Cashman said the two sides “mutually agreed to wait,” after Colleran called on Friday. “It was a good conversation,” […]

Yankees And Russell Martin Talking Extension

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The New York Yankees have proposed ripping up Russell Martin‘s current one-year contract and giving him a three-year deal, reports Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com. If the Yankees and Martin were to come to an agreement, it would make Martin a Yankee through 2014. Negotiations are in the early stages, however. The Yankees and Martin avoided […]

Yankees Avoid Arbitration With Russell Martin

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The Yankees and Russell Martin agreed to a one-year contract worth $7.5M with $100K in performance bonuses, tweets David Waldstein. Martin filed for $8.2M, while the Yanks offered $7M. Martin, 28, signed a one-year deal worth $4M with the Yankees last offseason after being non-tendered by the Dodgers. He hit .237 with 18 homers and eight […]

Martin leads Yankees to another series win

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Shaun Marcum came into tonight’s game sporting a career ERA of 6.55 in 44 innings pitched versus the Yankees, but managed to hold the them to just one hit over the first three innings.  In the fourth inning however, the Yankees and Russell Martin broke out in a big way. Before Martin came to the […]