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    Pirates Sign Martin, Yankees Catcher-less

    The Pirates have agreed to a contract with free agent catcher Russell Martin, reports FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter). The deal is pending a physical.
    Read more at http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/#OuuzRllpQZ7qjVf6.99

    This doesn't bother me to be honest...

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    Yesssssssssssss.

    This is good. That means Yanks said fk off on multi year.

    I'm in the one year camp!

    Save that loot.
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    I'm not too bothered either, but I don't know where we go to replace him. I wouldnt mind seeing romine/sanchez get a shot, and I know sanchez is young but being thrown into the fire could be a good thing (ie manny machado)

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    I'd like to welcome AJ piersunski to ny on a one year deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    I'd like to welcome AJ piersunski to ny on a one year deal.
    Worst idea ever.
    Kinda glad he's gone. I like him, but Im ready to move on.

    Our QB > Yours

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    I don't want Pierzynski either. Cashman is making a trade. Prepare yourselves...

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    Cashman fkn rules. He's basically telling everyone.....we will give you whatever you want...for one fkn year. Otherwise go enjoy the damn Pirates!
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    Cashman fkn rules. He's basically telling everyone.....we will give you whatever you want...for one fkn year. Otherwise go enjoy the damn Pirates!
    I like his mentality right now. That's why Kuroda also accepted his 1-year deal with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueYankee View Post
    I like his mentality right now. That's why Kuroda also accepted his 1-year deal with us.
    Yep....he said here's ur loot or go enjoy the padres.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueYankee View Post
    I like his mentality right now. That's why Kuroda also accepted his 1-year deal with us.
    Kuroda took one year because he's was only looking for a one night stand.

    Mets and Yankees now looking at the same pool of FA catchers -- except Napololi.

    Rod Barajas
    Henry Blanco
    Miguel Olivo
    Kelly Shoppach
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    Matt Treanor

    Quote Originally Posted by jango2000 View Post
    Catcher is the field general and the hardest position to learn. No great catcher comes up with one year of minor league ball. He'd get eaten alive. You think veteran pitchers are going to put up with a kid who can't frame pitches, doesn't know what to call, doesn't know the hitters, can't block pitches in the dirt, and the myriad things a catcher does to get a strike call?
    Mets fans ssy Josh Thole sometimes looked like a deer caught in headlights last season. The position requires another level of presence, maturity and confidence.
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    Napoli. 1/15. It's coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    Napoli. 1/15. It's coming.


    Guy can bearly catch for half a season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCSowner View Post


    Guy can bearly catch for half a season.
    Catch 75. DH 50. 1b. 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leoharris View Post
    Catch 75. DH 50. 1b. 10.
    Could work...not sure he takes one year

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrueYankee View Post
    Could work...not sure he takes one year
    We have a full time DH rotation. Of A-rod, Jeter.

    What if Jeter doesn't come back strong enough to play SS and Nunez is our short stop and Jeter becomes a full time DH?

    Now you have a 15 million dollar catcher who catches half your games.

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