@DavidWaldstein Russell Martin has agreed to a 2-year, $17 million contract with the Pirates
Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that the Pirate have reached a deal with Russell Martin, pending a physical.
The New York Times' David Waldstein and CBS Sports' Jon Heyman say the deal is for two years and $17 million. It's a little surprising that the Yankees weren't willing to at least match that, given that Martin seemed to be their clear top choice at catcher. If the Pirates' deal with Martin is finalized, look for the Bombers to go after A.J. Pierzynski
I honestly do not care about this at all. He was good for like the first month we had him. Flat hitter, flat personality, couldn't mesh with CC and he looks like Charlie Brown.
Id welcome AJ Pierzenski... you know you can at least get 15 and 280 out of him and he'd be a fiery personality and a club house presence. I want to see some Gatorade coolers broken and some trash talking at second base.