Comments on: Pirates Interested in Russell Martin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: rodneyave http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22305 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:56:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22305 Now we’re talking. I would agree with that situation all day long

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By: rodneyave http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22304 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:52:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22304 Tony Sanchez has never played a MLB game because he’s not been good enough and yet you claim his defense is on par with a mlb allstar catcher. Oh okay. I stand corrected.

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By: rodneyave http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22303 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 23:48:02 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22303 The people you mention are better then most of our current players but I don’t consider any of them great potential targets. Has beens would be suffice. I’m talking about opening the check book and signing real impact players. I am an optimist and have always been supportive of what this front office has been trying to accomplish,but my optimism and patience has been worn thin. And yes I do think Martin is worth outbidding the mighty yanks. That’s what other baseball teams do to IMPROVE their team!!!

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22299 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:42:32 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22299 I have seen Sanchez also and he was very impressive to me and I think he would hit better than Rod did last year if they give him more than a couple of at bats to prove it, no way I pay a lot of money for Martin when Sanchez is so close. If they can’t make a trade, go with the Fort and bring in a journeyman catcher until Sanchez is ready. I think the Fort’s throwing improved late in 2012 and I know Sanchez can throw, that would help a great deal.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22297 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:32:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22297 Martins power numbers might have been a little better, but that might not translate in PNC park, big difference in parks. Where Martin would help the Pirates is probably more related to controlling the game from the catchers position, but IMO, Sanchez will be ready sometime in the middle of the year if he does not regress.

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By: Justin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22296 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:34:35 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22296 i’d definitely prefer pierzynski, but i could live with martin at the right price.

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By: Rebel http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22295 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:28:43 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22295 Agree with you on Sanchez. seen him many times and his defense above average . We got spoiled when he hit for average in A ball. He was an over draft but in the case of college catchers, you over draft them or you lose the opportunity to get quality if you wait.

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By: LCD http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22291 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:20:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22291 Martin’s average may have been just above Rod’s, but his power numbers are a lot better. He would be worth it but I agree they won’t won a bidding war with three Yankees or rangers

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22290 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:04:10 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22290 and for the record, i have seen Tony Sanchez at least 2 dozen times in person. his defense is MLB average at WORST. i would have to say Martin’s defense would be on par with Mr. Sanchez’s

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By: whiteAngus http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-interested-in-russell-martin.html#comment-22289 Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:02:37 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44363#comment-22289 yeah, the bucs never attempt to sign anyone of significance. two years running and the bucs never tried to sign edwin jackson, jorge de la rosa, roy oswalt… and theres no telling whom else NH didnt approach about a contract.
the better the player, the more the Bucs have to overpay. would Martin be a nice addition? probably. is he worth outbidding the Yankees?????? no.

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