Thursday, December 09, 2010

Crouching Martin, Hittin' Boston?

Russell Martin is crouching! But more importantly, as per the same rumor, the Red Sox have offered a contract to Martin to catch:

Russell Martin remains in play for at least a handful of clubs, including the Boston Red Sox, tweets ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes.

ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney chimes in Thursday morning that the Red Sox can now go full bore after Martin now that they have finished all their heavy lifting with the deal for Carl Crawford.

Martin has also drawn interest from the New York Yankees, the New York Mets and Martin's former club, the Dodgers. The Milwaukee Brewers may be a fit, as might the Kansas City Royals. The Mets appear to have a full catching cupboard now after signing Ronny Paulino Tuesday.

Ed Price checks in Wednesday to report that the four clubs still in on Martin are the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rockies.

Martin's health is a big question for clubs, but Ken Rosenthal tweets early Wednesday that the 27-year-old resumed running and baseball activities last week "and is even crouching," suggesting the hip fracture he suffered last season is healing well.

UPDATE: ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes tweets Thursday afternoon that the Red Sox have offered Martin a contract and are competing versus the Blue Jays and Yankees.

The Sox wants Martin as a catcher, adds Edes, not in a utility role.

10 comments:

Orel said...

OMG! He's even crouching!

rbnlaw said...

The Yanks?

Oh, fuck me in the armpit. He'll probably hit .320 and blast a dozen dingers.

We're fucked. . .in the schadenfreude sense that is.

Mr. Customer said...

Boston may not be a bad spot for him, if he's got to go elsewhere.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

MLBTR says there's a mystery team in the mix offering a multiyear deal.

Please be us, please be us, please be us...

Josh S. said...

Why would the Dodgers be a mystery?

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

Because I don't have a fucking clue what they do anymore.

Spanky said...

About the mystery team,It is most likely a ploy to get more money. As a matter of fact I'll bet on it.

Mr. LA Sports Czar said...

"RT @molly_knight: I don't get it. RT @espn: Report: LeBron James purchases three-story mansion for $9 million - http://es.pn/fpEUP1"

Now she knows I how feel when I read her tweets.

#MNightSlamathon

Steve Sax said...

what doesn't she get, that LeBron bought a mansion, or that said mansion is only three stories? Or that twitter is a way of communicating in the modern age?

Dusty Baker said...

Perhaps she was expressing confusion about the true meaning of "fpEUP1"?