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DraftKings: Shelby Miller, Russell Martin Star In Tom Caron’s Lineup

Whether it was too many hot dogs or a few too many brews, chances are you’re recovering from your Fourth of July festivities Sunday. So why not try to win some awesome prizes? DraftKings, the official fantasy partner of the Boston Red Sox, offers one-day fantasy baseball games, allowing users to set a new lineup every day. Now the website is teaming up with NESN to offer fans an...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays' Roberto Osuna impresses Russell Martin in second career save

He's just 20 years old. He only has two saves in his big league career. But Toronto Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna is impressing his team's leader.After notching his second career save (a four-out save to boot), catcher Russell Martin spoke highly of his young closer, noting his perfect execution of his pitches to get that last out.“He called me out to the mound and was like, ‘Hey...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Martin plays hero again, leads Blue Jays to 10th straight win

BOSTON -- Russell Martin delivered the go-ahead hit for the second straight day, a leadoff home run in the 11th inning Saturday that sent the Toronto Blue Jays to their 10th straight win, 5-4 over the Boston Red Sox. The winning streak is Toronto's longest since it took 11 in a row in June 2013. Boston, in last place in the AL East, lost its fifth straight game and fell a season...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Wrap: Russell Martin’s Homer Gives Blue Jays 5-4 Win In 11 Innings

BOSTON — The Red Sox are staring their second consecutive sweep directly in the face. The Red Sox rallied back from a four-run deficit Saturday to tie their game against the Toronto Blue Jays 4-4 in the sixth inning. The Jays had the last laugh, though, as Russell Martin launched a solo homer over the Green Monster in the 11th inning to propel Toronto to a 5-4 win. The Red Sox...
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy bats make the Blue Jays AL East contenders

The Toronto Blue Jays are becoming increasingly harder to peg. The club stumbled out of the gate to a 23-30 record. New big bats Josh Donaldson and Russell Martin made the teams already potent offense more powerful, but the clubs pitching – specifically the clubs starters – had been atrocious. After their disappointing start, the club suddenly reeled off seven straight...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

A Theory on Russell Martin’s Framing Numbers

Projection systems tend to look at reality a whole lot more soberly than us humans, who can fall madly in love with a player on the basis of aesthetic appeal alone. That’s why most offseason columns here at FanGraphs reviewing free-agent acquisitions tend to damper down instead of ramp up excitement. So it is a […]
Via Fangraphs
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Martin Showing His Worth

Russell Martin has been the MLB’s best catcher through the first 30 games. When the Toronto Blue Jays dished out $82 million over 5 years to sign Canadian catcher Russell Martin, it came as a bit of a surprise to some due to the fact Dioner Navarro was coming off a 2.0 fWAR season, the best of his career for a full season of catching. Navarro looked much better to Blue Jays...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Blue Jays sign Russell Martin to five-year deal

About an hour after I named Russell Martin one of the bargains of this free agent crop, the Blue Jays removed him from the pile, signing him to a five year, $82.5 million contract, according to Ken Rosenthal. This was slightly higher than the 5/$75M I’d guessed in my predictions, and quite a bit higher […]
Via Fangraphs
November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Russell Martin 'perfect fit' for Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are getting closer to becoming a contender. They are starting to see the future now -- Chicago has called up many of their top prospects this September -- and contention does not appear to be too far away. If they have a good offseason, we could possibly be seeing the Cubs in the playoffs as soon as next season.#455204138 / gettyimages.comOne piece that the Cubs...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

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