Sunday, November 25, 2012
Russell Martin Prefers Return To New York
The Yankees, much like in the Ichiro Suzuki situation, have not yet reached out to their own free agent in Russell Martin even though he has expressed an interest in a return to the Bronx. The Yankees have said that their main concern is the pitching, namely Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, before moving on to the rest of the roster. After signing for a one year deal and $7.5 million last season the new deal is expected to be in a two or three year deal worth $20- $25 million. Hopefully the Yankees call Russell soon because it is very obvious that we have nothing in house to replace him and people like Mike Napoli are asking for four year deals. There is always AJ Pierzynski but the contract year and his age at his position just screams red flags to me but what do I know, right?