Tag: Russell Martin

First Pitch: Who is the Pirates’ MVP So Far?

As the playoff race heats up, there will be three big topics that Pittsburgh Pirates fans will be discussing over the final month. 1. Forget...

First Pitch: Pirates Will Have Some Interesting Financial Decisions This Off-Season

The Pittsburgh Pirates will have an interesting playoff race over the next month and a half. They're currently 4.5 games back in the NL...

First Pitch: If the Pirates are Going to Pay Market Rate...

A few weeks ago I wrote that the biggest priority for the Pittsburgh Pirates should be re-signing Russell Martin at the end of the...

First Pitch: Pirates System Will Have Some Difficult Catching Decisions in...

We've written a lot this week about the catcher position, with a few articles on Elias Diaz having a breakout season in Altoona, along with...

First Pitch: Bringing Back Russell Martin Needs to Be a Top...

Last off-season was filled with a lot of drama surrounding A.J. Burnett, qualifying offers, and the Pittsburgh Pirates approach with free agency and the...

First Pitch: The 2014 Version of Jeff Locke Looks Like the...

Last year Jeff Locke was an All-Star in the first half. His 2.15 ERA looked like the numbers of a top of the rotation...

Wandy Rodriguez Designated For Assignment, Russell Martin Activated From DL

The Pittsburgh Pirates have activated catcher Russell Martin from the disabled list and to make room on the active roster, they designated pitcher Wandy...

Russell Martin Expects to Return From the DL on Wednesday

I missed this earlier today, but Ken Rosenthal had Russell Martin on the radio this afternoon, and Martin said that he expects to return...

First Pitch: What Would Russell Martin Be Worth in Free Agency?

Earlier today I wrote about the throwing problems from Tony Sanchez, and how those issues could keep Sanchez from being a starter in the...

Is Tony Sanchez Throwing Away His Chance at Being a Starter?

The Pittsburgh Pirates will be faced with an interesting decision this off-season. Their starting catcher, Russell Martin, will be eligible for free agency. Their...

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Pirates Prospects took the leap to being my full-time job at the end of the 2010 season, all thanks to the release of our...