• Russell Martin’s Last 14 Games

    Posted by on September 22nd, 2012 · Comments (6)

    In his last 14 games, Russell Martin has a BA/OBA/SLG line of .277/.393/.574 (in 56 PA).

    He’s picked the right time to get hot.

    I wonder if this will fool the Yankees into signing him for next year?

    Comments on Russell Martin’s Last 14 Games

    1. redbug
      September 22nd, 2012 | 9:27 am

      I don’t think the Yanks would be fooled by some good #’s. If they re-sign him for another yr, it’ll be due to the lack of a better alternative. They have no one better (Stewart is only close to the same) the minors. There’s a couple of potential free agents worth pursuing but not enough to break the piggy bank.

    2. September 22nd, 2012 | 9:36 am

      We know the Yankees played hardball with Jeter come contract time. It will be interesting to see if they do the same with Martin this off-season. And, while we’re on the topic, it will be interesting to see how they handle Mo and Soriano (if the latter opts out).

    3. Raf
      September 22nd, 2012 | 11:38 am

      If Martin gets signed it won’t be due to the last couple of weeks. The org will probably look at his defensive metrics.

      That said, he made $7.5M this season, I would think a contract would have to be along those lines (7-10M/yr). The Yanks have his rights for another year, don’t they? So they can hold on to him, and let him walk next year, depending on how advanced Murphy, Romine & Sanchez are. Or sign him to a 2-3 year deal, or whatever. Of course, there’s no telling who will become available (via trade or non-tender) between now and then.

    4. September 22nd, 2012 | 12:02 pm

      IIRC, he’s a free agent after this season.

    5. KPOcala
      September 22nd, 2012 | 8:54 pm

      Steve, better to let Martin walk, and sign/trade for who?

    6. Evan3457
      September 22nd, 2012 | 8:59 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      IIRC, he’s a free agent after this season.

      They’re re-signing him, for 1 more year at least. There’s nobody better who’s available, at less than a ruinous price.

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