Posts tagged Russell Martin

Martin, Liriano reject Pirates’ $15.3 million qualifying offer

   November 10, 2014 5:48 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates did something at the end of the season they were reluctant to do last year.   They made qualifying offers to so-to-be free agents.   The Bucs made the $15.3 million, one-year offer to catcher Russell Martin and pitcher Francisco Liriano.   In 2013, the Pirates didn’t make an offer to pitcher…

 

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Pirates plan to make $15.3 qualifying offer to Russell Martin

   October 19, 2014 8:46 am    0

Russell Martin will soon get paid.   The question is: Who will pay him and how much?   It seems that $15.3 million might be the starting line.   CBSsports.com’s Jon Heyman reported that the Pirates plan to give Martin a $15.3 million qualifying offer.   And, by doing that, the Pirates would get a…

 

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Report: Martin turned down Pirates’ mid-season extension

   October 10, 2014 10:58 pm    0

Russell Martin is about to get paid.   It just doesn’t look like the Pirates will be the ones doing it.   According to a report by Jon Heyman at CBSSports.com, Martin turned down an offer by the Pirates during the season.   The report didn’t say when, but Heyman pointed out that Martin could…

 

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Vote: Should Russell Martin be the Pirates’ top offseason priority?

   October 4, 2014 12:43 am    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ season ended a lot sooner than fans wanted, or expected.   Now, the offseason begins.   For the Pittsburgh Pirates to return to the playoffs in 2015, analysts think Russell Martin is needed behind the plate.   What do you think?   Vote below and post your comments:  

 

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Pirates, Tigers have Gold Glove finalists

   October 26, 2013 12:39 pm    0

The Pittsburgh Pirates have three players and the Detroit Tigers two that have been named finalists for Gold Glove awards. Former Erie SeaWolves outfielder is a finalist in left field. The other finalists are the A’s Yoenis Cespedes and the Royals’ Alex Gordon. The other Tigers’ finalist is pitcher Doug Fister. He is a finalist…

 

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Pirates’ Martin shows off arm, bat in win over Rockies (video)

   August 5, 2013 12:37 pm    0

A.J. Burnett was the star of the day for the Pirates Sunday, going the distance and striking out nine in a 5-1 win over the Rockies. Catcher Russell Martin tried his best, however, throwing out a running and hitting a three-run homer. Here he is flashing his arm and later his bat: – Rick Green

 

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Looks like Zoltan is back for the Bucs

   April 28, 2013 7:26 pm    0

Dude, check out Russell Martin.     Yep, Zoltan is back for the Pirates. It was a big hit last season for the Bucs. Hopefully it will work out better for them this year. The Pirates’ win Sunday was their 15th in April. It’s the first time the Bucs have had 15 wins in April…

 

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Pirates pounded by D’backs

   April 10, 2013 7:01 pm    0

So much for a winning streak. The Pittsburgh Pirates got shellacked by the Arizona Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon 10-2. Starter Jonathan Sanchez gave up nine runs in 3.1 innings, including two home runs. Sanchez dropped to 0-2 while his ERA rose to 12.96. The Pirates managed just five hits, with all five coming off D’backs starter…

 

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Pirates’ missing offense could be gone for April (or longer)

   April 6, 2013 12:46 am    0

The Pirates’ early woes on offense continued Friday night in Los Angeles. After scoring six runs in three games against the woeful Cubs, the Pirates made it six runs in four games after being shut out by the Dodgers 3-0 Friday night. The Pirates managed two hits against the Dodgers. The loss dropped Pittsburgh to…

 

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Good news or bad news for the Pirates?

   February 13, 2013 6:02 pm    0

Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune had a great line about the Pittsburgh Pirates in his spring training preview: On one hand, the Pirates outbid the Yankees for a player. On the other,┬áthat player was Russell Martin, who hit .211. His average has dropped five years in a row. You can check out all of…

 

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