Comments on: Pirates Sign Russell Martin http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 05:48:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 By: Todd Smith http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22451 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:14:12 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22451 McHenry is an even better hitter than McCutcheon.

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By: rodneyave http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22421 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 08:11:30 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22421 Love the signing and believe he will be a great addition!!!

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By: Bryan Graham http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22416 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 05:50:24 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22416 WTF are you people smoking to like this? Whatever it is, please pass it this way. We are getting a guy that McHenry could duplicate the offensive numbers of over the last 2 years, he’s not going to throw out any more base stealers than the other catchers because the pitchers allow the runners to get a large enough jump that a sumo wrestler would feel safe stealing. I hope he at least has a good first half of the season so when the Pirates are 15 games out of first at the break we can get a ransom for him in a trade.

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By: Timothy Mohr http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22405 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:32:15 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22405 here is the one thing everyone seems to be overlooking. when talking about the pirates payroll we all have a certain number in mind. maybe just maybe the pirates are willing to go a little more this year. two factors come to mind 1 ticket sales were better last year than previous years and this year is even better and 2 baseballs new tv contract next yearmgives an estimated 16 million more per team. lets hope they up the payroll

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By: Fred Langford http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22403 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 03:23:25 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22403 i like 2 years.

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22398 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:25:20 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22398 Pirates won’t give Hanrahan away and I doubt he will bring much before the trade deadline.

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By: Joe Sweetnich http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22397 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:20:38 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22397 I like the 2 and $17mm. Surprises the heck out of me but it’s a start.

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By: leadoff http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22396 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:19:47 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22396 I can live with the 2 years for a veteran catcher, IMO, the price was too high, but when you look at it the Pirates were never going to get Martin unless they bid higher than the Yankees, if the money is close, he goes to the Yanks.
I do believe this signals the end for Hanrahan, the Pirates are not going to spend 7 mil for him and pay Martin, I would not be surprised if they have not been trying to trade him, going to arbitration does not seem like something the Pirates would want to do.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/11/pirates-sign-russell-martin.html#comment-22395 Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:11:08 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=44446#comment-22395 Great news! And for only 2 years is awesome!

I just hope I am saying the same thing in August!

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