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National Post Mar 15, 2017
Open-door policy between Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin keeps the Blue Jays happy at the end of games

Open-door policy between Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin keeps the Blue Jays happy at the end of games

Their signature knock-knock celebration is a function of their close working relationship in the clubhouse
Toronto Star Mar 15, 2017
Osuna, Martin’s knock-knock celebration is a product of their Blue Jays bromance

Osuna, Martin’s knock-knock celebration is a product of their Blue Jays bromance

Roberto Osuna and Russell Martin have become increasingly close over the last couple years and the knock-knock routine was a product of that relationship.
Jays Journal Mar 10, 2017

Blue Jays’ Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit

The Blue Jays got another strong start from Francisco Liriano, who has excelled since arriving in Toronto at last year’s trade deadline. While Russell Martin should get plenty of credit for guiding the Jays’ staff, pitching coach Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit for what he does. The Blue Jays starters have looked strong during […] Blue Jays’ Pete Walker doesn’t get enough credit - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Mar 7, 2017
Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Russell Martin

Better know your Blue Jays 40-man: Russell Martin

There isn’t all that much new I could tell you about Russell Martin. We have all been lucky enough to get to watch him, over the last couple of years. As noted during Sunday’s GameThread, Martin was second in the AL for innings caught. He caught 1069 innings, Salvador Perez led AL catchers with 1106 innings (there were four NL catchers who also caught more innings than Martin). I thought that we were giving Martin a fair bit of time off, but apparently not more than anyone else got, and less time than most. One of the ways that baseball has changed, in my lifetime, is they are smarter...
Toronto Star Mar 3, 2017
Jays catcher Martin pitches in for Canada: DiManno

Jays catcher Martin pitches in for Canada: DiManno

Russell Martin welcomes off-field role at World Baseball Classic after dream of suiting up falls, er, short.
Jays Journal Mar 2, 2017

Blue Jays: Determining the ideal usage of Jarrod Saltalamacchia

The Toronto Blue Jays finally have a capable backup catcher who can step in and not be a virtual automatic out. No offense to Josh Thole and the role he served over the past few seasons, but the workload of Russell Martin will be much easier to monitor with the addition of Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the team. Saltalamacchia or “Salty” will […] Blue Jays: Determining the ideal usage of Jarrod Saltalamacchia - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jays Journal Mar 2, 2017

Russell Martin will be even better in 2017

Russell Martin is one of the top all around catchers in Major League Baseball, and he has a chance to be even better in the 2017 season. When the Toronto Blue Jays signed veteran backstop Russell Martin to a five-year, $82 million deal back in November of 2014, he was coming off arguably the best […] Russell Martin will be even better in 2017 - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - A Toronto Blue Jays Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blue Bird Banter Mar 1, 2017
Defense Struggles, Offense Lags Behind as Blue Jays Fall 5-4

Defense Struggles, Offense Lags Behind as Blue Jays Fall 5-4

Pitching was generally strong, but poor defense prompts Toronto’s 1-5 record. Facing a split squad roster, the Blue Jay fall to the Detroit Tigers at Florida Auto Exchange Stadium by a score of 5-4, worsening their spring record to 1-5. Although Ryan Borucki was initially pegged in for today’s start, a last minute change saw Ryan Tepera take the mound. Ben Nicholson-Smith, on Toronto’s radio broadcast, cited the need for increased familiarity between Tepera and starting catcher Russell Martin as the cause for the switch. Tepera, in an inning of work, was perfect, followed by Joe Smith...
Blue Bird Banter Mar 1, 2017
Wednesday Lineup and GameThread

Wednesday Lineup and GameThread

Another game that’s not on TV, but it is on MLB Audio. Winning yesterday was nice, I know it doesn’t matter, but it feels good to see the guys hit. The Jays are saying that Dalton Pompey has a cold and, though he’s getting his work in, batting practice and all, he won’t play in a game until he’s recovered. Ryan Tepera is getting the start and Joe Smith will get into the game early, because the team wants Russell Martin to catch them and Martin will be coming out of the game pretty early. Ryan Borucki, who was going to be the starter, will pitch at some point. Kevin Pillar is...
Blue Bird Banter Feb 26, 2017
Lineups and GameThread for Jays Sunday Spring Training Games

Lineups and GameThread for Jays Sunday Spring Training Games

There are tiny bits of Blue Jays news this morning. Gibby says that Rowdy Tellez is the closest to making the majors of the ‘prospects’. Bautista will get a couple of at bats today. He’ll DH tomorrow. The team is going to take it slow with the veterans. Tulo won’t play for the first week. Russell Martin won’t catch much this spring, he’ll mostly DH and, of course, Josh Donaldson is 2 weeks or so from game action. I like the idea of going slow with the regulars, and not working them hard in camp. It is a long season, and players come into camp in game shape these days. Might as...
Jays From The Couch Feb 23, 2017

Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Projections- Russell Martin

  Jays From the Couch brings you a look at what to expect in 2017 from Toronto Blue Jays catcher, Russell Martin     With Blue Jays Spring Training workouts […] The post Toronto Blue Jays 2017 Projections- Russell Martin appeared first on Jays From The Couch.

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