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DodgerBlue.com Jan 19, 2019
Dodgers News: Russell Martin Motivated To Prove Critics Wrong

Dodgers News: Russell Martin Motivated To Prove Critics Wrong

Heading into the offseason it was considered unlikely that Yasmani Grandal would remain with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2019 and potentially beyond. That became a stronger sentiment when...
DodgerBlue.com Jan 18, 2019
Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Feels Russell Martin, Austin Barnes Make For ‘Really Good’ Defensive Catching Duo

Dodgers News: Andrew Friedman Feels Russell Martin, Austin Barnes Make For ‘Really Good’ Defensive Catching Duo

With Yasmani Grandal signing with the Milwaukee Brewers in free agency, the Los Angeles Dodgers were left with a hole at the starting catching position for the...
Bluebird Banter Jan 17, 2019
Russell Martin’s place in Blue Jays history

Russell Martin’s place in Blue Jays history

Where he stacks up among other franchise stalwarts It’s been just under a week since the page was further turned on the ALCS years of 2015-16 with the trade of Russell Martin. We’ve looked at some of the indelible moments in which he was a part, so I want to take a chance to take a high level view of his place in franchise history. Having “only” four seasons with the Blue Jays with the last two abbreviated (2018 artificially so) limits his counting totals, especially as catcher max out around 120 games started in the first place. Martin’s 1759 plate appearances rank just 47th in...
DodgerBlue.com Jan 14, 2019
Dodgers Lose Upside And Depth By Sending Ronny Brito & Andrew Sopko To Blue Jays In Russell Martin Trade

Dodgers Lose Upside And Depth By Sending Ronny Brito & Andrew Sopko To Blue Jays In Russell Martin Trade

The Los Angeles Dodgers took from depth in their Minor League system, as they normally do, to bring back veteran catcher and the organization’s draftee Russell Martin in a trade...
Los Angeles Times Jan 14, 2019

Dodgers Dugout: Russell Martin is back, but where's Bryce Harper?

Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell and a familiar face has returned to the team. My favorite Martin The Dodgers may have filled their hole at catcher last week when they acquired former Dodger Russell Martin from the Toronto Blue Jays for minor leaguers...
DodgerBlue.com Jan 13, 2019
Dodgers News: Russell Martin Willing To Play Infield & Outfield In Addition To Catching

Dodgers News: Russell Martin Willing To Play Infield & Outfield In Addition To Catching

Once Yasmani Grandal rejected the one-year, $17.9 million qualifying offer, the expectation was the Los Angeles Dodgers would look elsewhere to fill their vacancy at catcher. Although Austin Barnes...
Bluebird Banter Jan 13, 2019
Arbitration wrap: Jays settle with all but Tepera

Arbitration wrap: Jays settle with all but Tepera

And a little bit of looking ahead Late Thursday into Friday made for an exciting 24 hours, as the Blue Jays first reached agreement with David Phelps and then created a roster spot by moving longtime stalwart Russell Martin to the Dodgers. That overshadowed what would otherwise have been the main event on the calendar, the deadline for arbitration eligible players and teams to settle on 2019 contracts or file their proposed figures for the arbitration panel. The Jays ended up agreeing with eight, with Ryan Tepera the lone holdout and seemingly destined for a hearing next month. Let’s...
Tip of the Tower Jan 13, 2019

Toronto Blue Jays: John Axford is the right fit during rebuild

John Axford would like to return to the Toronto Blue Jays and he would make for a good addition during a period of transition for the franchise. It’s been a busy few days for the Toronto Blue Jays, with the trade of Russell Martin and resolving matters with their arbitration-eligible players. The team also announced the […] Toronto Blue Jays: John Axford is the right fit during rebuild - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
Jays Journal Jan 13, 2019

Blue Jays: Thanks for the memories Russell Martin

The Toronto Blue Jays dealt away their veteran catcher in a move that on paper makes sense, however, Russell Martin was worth every penny and provided a plethora of memories for baseball fans north of the border. Former Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos will always hold a special place in my heart for his […] Blue Jays: Thanks for the memories Russell Martin - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
DodgerBlue.com Jan 12, 2019
Russell Martin ‘Hungry’ To Win World Series With Dodgers, Expects Bounce Back Season In 2019

Russell Martin ‘Hungry’ To Win World Series With Dodgers, Expects Bounce Back Season In 2019

The Los Angeles Dodgers finally addressed one of their biggest needs of the offseason by acquiring catcher Russell Martin and cash considerations from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange...
Jays Journal Jan 12, 2019

Blue Jays: Full details on Russell Martin trade

Full details, figures, and quotes that have recently surfaced regarding the impactful trade that sent catcher Russell Martin to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for two prospects. Updated Financial Terms According to Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet, who was on a conference call with Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins shortly after the trade was […] Blue Jays: Full details on Russell Martin trade - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Tip of the Tower Jan 12, 2019

TorontoBlue Jays: Russell Martin trade closes book on eventful era

With Martin being traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Toronto Blue Jays have closed the book on an era that would have been tough to sustain. It might not have been clear at the beginning but since Mark Shapiro and Ross Atkins were brought on board their main objective has been working towards a remodel […] TorontoBlue Jays: Russell Martin trade closes book on eventful era - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
DodgerBlue.com Jan 12, 2019
Blue Jays Paying $16.4 Million In Salary As Part Of Russell Martin Trade, Which Removes Him From Dodgers’ Collective Balance Tax

Blue Jays Paying $16.4 Million In Salary As Part Of Russell Martin Trade, Which Removes Him From Dodgers’ Collective Balance Tax

The Los Angeles Dodgers made a bit of a surprising trade on Friday as they acquired Russell Martin from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for Minor Leaguers...
Bluebird Banter Jan 11, 2019
Thank You Russell Martin!

Thank You Russell Martin!

The Blue Jays struck a deal Friday afternoon to send Russell Martin and $16.4m (his AAV of his 5 year deal) to the Dodgers for a pair of Minor Leaguers, thus bringing an end to Martin’s tenure with his home country’s lone team. Martin joined the Jays on November 18, 2014, a Free Agent signing coming off a massive season in Pittsburgh. The Jays outbid the Cubs by guaranteeing a 5th season, one which will be played in Dodger Blue. In signing Martin, the Jays brought in a hometown hero who was one of the best catchers of his generation. While he was on the back half of his prime, he...
DodgerBlue.com Jan 11, 2019
Russell Martin ‘Looking Forward’ To Re-joining Dodgers Organization

Russell Martin ‘Looking Forward’ To Re-joining Dodgers Organization

The search for a catcher took a bit of a surprising turn for the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday when they acquired Russell Martin from the Toronto Blue Jays. The Dodgers...

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