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    Russell Martin Performance Thread

    First Yankee hit of the year, first SB -- and no thread? I know everyone wants Montero to catch, but it was a nice debut for our new catcher.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    A fine job by Mr. Martin today.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    I loved this signing and felt he was going to be very good; it's early of course, but the pitchers seem to love pitching to him. A catcher stealing 3rd base? Not bad.

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    not bad for a Canadian...
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    I'm loving this guy already. Seems like he has a really good feel for what his pitchers are doing, and what they should be doing. Coupled with good defense and a solid approach at the plate I think he's in for a promising year.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Good day offensively and he made catching look easy.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    I'm still trying to process the fact that our catcher stole third.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by grizy View Post
    Good day offensively and he made catching look easy.

    A really good Yankees debut for him. I do love how he receives the pitches. He does make it look easy. I have a feeling the pitchers will love throwing to him.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by groovitude View Post
    I'm still trying to process the fact that our catcher stole third.
    I know what you mean but should we be surprised with a guy named "Russell Nathan Coltrane Jeanson Martin". That's some name.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    I don't want to get ahead of myself, but a rejuvenation of Martin can lead to so many awesome possibilities.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    I don't want to get ahead of myself, but a rejuvenation of Martin can lead to so many awesome possibilities.
    Such as?

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    Such as?
    Josh Johnson in pinstripes? I can dream right.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Muhozi View Post
    Such as?
    The offense being unstoppable...esp if you were to add a comeback season for Jeter and Alex flashing some signs of his 2007 self to the mix.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    I don't want to get ahead of myself, but a rejuvenation of Martin can lead to so many awesome possibilities.
    It may also lead to a possible nightmare for Montero's fans.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    I know it's only 1 game, but hopefully folks that freaked out when we signed this guy to a 1/$4MM deal with another year of team control enjoyed his performance today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kan_t View Post
    It may also lead to a possible nightmare for Montero's fans.
    I doubt it. The Yankees control Martin for another year, right? If Martin is rejuvinated AND Montero proves he can catch this year, you can trade Martin for something of value and promote Montero, or you can re-sign Martin for another year and ease Montero in as the DH/BUC.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by THEBOSS84 View Post
    I don't want to get ahead of myself, but a rejuvenation of Martin can lead to so many awesome possibilities.
    Yeah he returns to 2007-2008 form and one of -

    Martin is trade bait
    Montero is trade bait
    Both help the club

    is likely to happen.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    I know it's only 1 game, but hopefully folks that freaked out when we signed this guy to a 1/$4MM deal with another year of team control enjoyed his performance today.
    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    I doubt it. The Yankees control Martin for another year, right? If Martin is rejuvinated AND Montero proves he can catch this year, you can trade Martin for something of value and promote Montero, or you can re-sign Martin for another year and ease Montero in as the DH/BUC.
    There was no downside to that move. And the bonus is that the Red Sox really could have used him.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    I know it's only 1 game, but hopefully folks that freaked out when we signed this guy to a 1/$4MM deal with another year of team control enjoyed his performance today.
    Why on earth did the Dodgers get rid of this guy?
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WebsterMulligan View Post
    Why on earth did the Dodgers get rid of this guy?
    Martin was going to make $5.5M-$7M in arbitration if the Dodgers didn't non-tender him. They wanted to bring him back at a lower price and made a similar offer to him but he chose the Yankees.

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    It's one game, so even though I was a strong supporter of this move I for sure am not going to be one of the ones saying I told you so.

    Let's see how the season runs its course first. I will say that all the talk of signing him being stupid because you had Montero ready to be ROY and a good catcher and Cervelli being on the roster sure fell flat. Montero flopped as a catcher in ST and Cervelli is hurt...

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    health is still a major factor with him... i think today, he was running on adrenaline

    let's see how he holds up during the dog days, that is, if he makes it that far
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by flymick24 View Post
    health is still a major factor with him... i think today, he was running on adrenaline

    let's see how he holds up during the dog days, that is, if he makes it that far
    He did look good though....reason for optimism.
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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WebsterMulligan View Post
    Why on earth did the Dodgers get rid of this guy?
    Did you see his #'s the last 2 years in LA??? Atrocious. It was one game lets see how he does over the course of the year shall we?

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    Re: Russell Martin Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by JOBA RULES View Post
    Did you see his #'s the last 2 years in LA??? Atrocious. It was one game lets see how he does over the course of the year shall we?
    It is only 1 game but I don't see what's wrong with a little opening day optimism.

    I hope he has many more games like yesterday for the Yanks.
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