Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports that the Pirates might be willing to offer Russell Martin a three-year deal in the range of $25 million.
The belief is that the Yankees are only willing to offer two years, so the Pirates may come in with the top bid. Martin likes New York and he would have the best chance to win there, so it's possible he could stick around if the Yankees add an option year or bump up his annual salary. The Rangers and Mariners have also been mentioned as possible suitors for Martin, but it appears that the decision will come down to the Pirates and Yankees. The 29-year-old backstop will likely make his choice in the next several days, possibly before the Winter Meetings begin next week.
One year or beat it!
That's the Yankee way!
And I kinda like it.
screw Martin is AJ still out there?
I don't mind the Yanks playing hardball with these contracts. If Muscle wants to play for the Pirates becuase of the extra money then let him walk. Sounds more like "I will say I'm interested in the Pirates so the Yanks offer up 3 years." Then he will accept if the Yanks decline to match it and enjoy his time in Pittsburgh.
I am happy that were gettin the 2 sp's back both got raises kinda ='s the rafy soriano money so how are we getting better is my concern granted I think we can lose Soriano and stay as good losing Swisher does hurt a little losing jones doesnt chavez a lil martin stunk AJ Pier would be a nice upgrade there Josh Hamiltons $ and health scares the crap outta me but we need a new number 4 type hitter Arods days are done he can be our 25 mill swisher LOL put Ichiro in RF Gardy in LF Hamilton platoons LF/DH maybe 1B? thoughts I dont see it happening but that LH in NY wow
Do you think we should go after Josh Hamilton? NY's offense is rated high in the season but look at our postseasons & Josh alone beat us the yr prior. We could rip Texas by signing him as they would become much weaker.
Granderson and nova for dickey and duda.
In what are we in on Josh? I have been working so much I am behind on things.