Turn Off Ads?
Page 5 of 6 FirstFirst 123456 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 80

Thread: Russell Martin could be available??

  1. #61
    Member blumj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Northern MA
    Posts
    4,682

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty View Post
    Again, why trade a young catcher for a pitcher when you can sign one as a free agent?
    I don't know, I don't think it's a good idea, but it's just about the only thing known to be available in a trade at this time that the Dodgers might reasonably think would be worth it.
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #62
    Brett William Moore Will M's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Crescent Springs KY
    Posts
    3,695

    from SI

    Martin wearing out welcome in L.A.?

    The Dodgers were disappointed by the regression of catcher Russell Martin, who in the words of one Dodgers-connected person was "just another catcher'' this year. Only a year ago Martin was an excellent two-way player who won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger and appeared on the verge of superstardom. The New York Post reported that the Dodgers might even consider trading him.

    Martin, Matt Kemp and to a lesser degree Andre Ethier still need to do some growing up, people familiar with the Dodgers say -- though the overall performance of the talented trio improved once Ramirez joined the team. James Loney, the fourth young Dodger stud, is said by team officials not to have been infested by the same maturity malady that has affected the others.
    .

  4. #63
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    New York, NY
    Posts
    8,849

    Re: from SI

    Quote Originally Posted by Will M View Post
    Martin wearing out welcome in L.A.?

    The Dodgers were disappointed by the regression of catcher Russell Martin, who in the words of one Dodgers-connected person was "just another catcher'' this year. Only a year ago Martin was an excellent two-way player who won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger and appeared on the verge of superstardom. The New York Post reported that the Dodgers might even consider trading him.

    Martin, Matt Kemp and to a lesser degree Andre Ethier still need to do some growing up, people familiar with the Dodgers say -- though the overall performance of the talented trio improved once Ramirez joined the team. James Loney, the fourth young Dodger stud, is said by team officials not to have been infested by the same maturity malady that has affected the others.
    Get'er done Walt. Make it happen.

  5. #64
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    19,135

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    The Dodgers, frankly, have blinders on concerning age.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  6. #65
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    8,066

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Malady, schmalady. If the Dodgers want to let Martin go I'll take him everyday and twice on Sundays.

    (You people are old enough to remember Sunday double-headers, right!?!

    OK, didn't think so with the bulk of this board. My bad.

    Rem
    Last edited by remdog; 10-25-2008 at 06:00 PM.

  7. #66
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    19,135

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    Malady, schmalady. If the Dodgers want to let Martin go I'll take him everyday and twice on Sundays.

    (You people are old enough to remember Sunday double-headers, right!?!

    OK, didn't think so with the bulk of this board.

    Rem
    That's where you go to the morning AND evening service right?
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  8. #67
    Member blumj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Northern MA
    Posts
    4,682

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    The Dodgers, frankly, have blinders on concerning age.
    One can only hope their blinders are actually that, well, blinding.
    "Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons

  9. #68
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2001
    Posts
    3,758

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Seriously, if that article is true, we have to get on the horn with LA immediately and ask about Kemp and Martin. Arroyo and Phillips are grizzled vets. How about
    Arroyo, Phillips, Gonzalez and some fodder for Martin, Kemp, Jones or Pierre (even out money a little) and Yu (think that is SS name) ?

  10. #69
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Newport Beach, CA
    Posts
    8,066

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    That's where you go to the morning AND evening service right?
    Thanks for illustrating my point.

    Rem

  11. #70
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    2. Russell Martin. Some Dodger officials have spread the word that Martin will either be traded or moved to third base, with a Jason Varitek signing a possibility. Whether or not it actually happens will be interesting to see, but teams looking for catching, like the Red Sox, will do a headfirst dive to get in on Martin, who turns 26 in February.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/...=gammons_peter
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  12. #71
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    San Francisco, CA
    Posts
    515

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine View Post
    2. Russell Martin. Some Dodger officials have spread the word that Martin will either be traded or moved to third base, with a Jason Varitek signing a possibility. Whether or not it actually happens will be interesting to see, but teams looking for catching, like the Red Sox, will do a headfirst dive to get in on Martin, who turns 26 in February.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/blog/...=gammons_peter
    wow!! this would be awesome... what would the dodgers ask in return? Anyone know what their need areas are? Martin & Kemp would be quite blockbuster for us :-)

  13. #72
    GR8NESS WMR's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Lexington, Kentucky
    Posts
    16,960

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Why in the hell would the Dodgers want to sign Jason Varitek?
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
    "Cheering for Kentucky is like watching Star Wars and hoping Darth Vader chokes an ewok"


  14. #73
    Member OnBaseMachine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    34,844

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Why in the hell would the Dodgers want to sign Jason Varitek?
    Ned Colletti is fascinated with veterans.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

  15. #74
    Five Tool Fool jojo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    19,135

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    The devil is in the details (i.e. like who they had to give up), but if the only significant thing the Reds did this off season was acquire Martin, it would be tough to characterize their winter as a failure.
    "This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner

  16. #75
    BobC, get a legit F.O.! Mario-Rijo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Springfield, Ohio
    Posts
    9,054

    Re: Russell Martin could be available??

    Quote Originally Posted by hippie07 View Post
    wow!! this would be awesome... what would the dodgers ask in return? Anyone know what their need areas are? Martin & Kemp would be quite blockbuster for us :-)
    2B and 3B and depending on what they do in FA some pitching. I happen to think we could have an edge here. BP would likely be a guy well suited for this deal. Catcher's are too difficult to come by not to go out of your way to get one of his caliber. A combination of giving LA what they need to some extent and taking away something need to get rid of (Jones) might compel them to trade him off to us.

    This is where we have the edge over a Boston who isn't likely to trade Pedroia and wouldn't have a need/spot ava. to take on Andruw Jones. Perhaps the following deal would make some sense.

    BP
    Bray
    Freel

    Martin
    Hu
    Jones
    "You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."

    --Woody Hayes


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25