Monday, April 14, 2008

A Theory on Russell Martin's Struggles

Russell Martin in 2008: .146/.271/.195.

Earlier we noted that Martin, or at least his agent, is thinking about a big payday:

Thanatos: When will you sign Russell Martin to a long-term deal?

Colletti: We explored this possibility early in the offseason and the agent declined.

Russell Martin's 2008 salary: $500,000.

Martin may be eligible for salary arbitration after this season—confirmation on this would be appreciated. Maybe, just maybe, the contracts of Joe Mauer (4 years, $33 million) or Victor Martinez (5 years, $15.5 million) are on his mind.