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  1. Inside the pursuit of Russell Martin

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Though the Chicago Cubs lost out on their bid for free-agent catcher Russell Martin early last week, it doesn't mean they weren't in the hunt until the end. Martin's Chicago-based agent, Matt Colleran, says it was neck-and-neck between the...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  2. Russell Martin agrees to five-year, $82 million deal with Toronto...

    Veteran catcher Russell Martin finalized a five-year, $82 million deal with the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | November 17, 2014
  3. The top 10 catchers in MLB

    Buster Olney

    In those handful of moments when the New York Yankees talked about an austerity drive a couple of years ago, when Hal Steinbrenner spoke of getting under the salary cap, they decided to let Russell Martin walk away as a free agent -- and he was snapp...

    Blog | November 16, 2014
  4. All 12 major league baseball free agents decline qualifying offer...

    For the third straight year, baseball's free agents shunned qualifying offers from their former teams and chose to test the market.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  5. 2015 MLB free-agency catchers buyer's guide

    Keith Law

    Keith Law provides his buyer's guide for catchers, looking at both free agents and potential trade targets.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2014
  6. Russell Martin, Francisco Liriano get qualifying offers from Pitt...

    The Pittsburgh Pirates made one-year, $15.3 million qualifying offers to catcher Russell Martin and left-hander Francisco Liriano before Monday's 5 p.m. ET deadline.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2014
  7. Max Scherzer tops this year's free-agent rankings - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law ranks the top 50 free agents in this winter's class, starting with Max Scherzer and Jon Lester.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  8. A look at ten potential free agent signings

    Calvin Watkins

    FanGraphs has a contract crowd sourcing project where they rank the top free agents this offseason based on projected contracts. The rankings project how much a particular player should make thanks to a formula they designed. Last year, Shin-S...

    Blog | October 30, 2014
  9. New York Yankees' Hal Steinbrenner a winner? Time to get Masahiro...

    Ian O'Connor

    To convince Yankees fans he cares, Hal must land Masahiro Tanaka.

    Story | Conversation | January 07, 2014
  10. Pittsburgh Pirates acquire Chris Stewart from New York Yankees

    The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired catcher Chris Stewart from the New York Yankees for a player to be named.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2013
  11. Sources say New York Yankees may go on offseason shopping spree

    Andrew Marchand

    While all the talk to begin the offseason is about the New York Yankees' desire to cut the team's payroll to $189 million, the front office is devising a plan that could have them outlaying in excess of $300 million, sources have told ESPNNewYork.com.

    Story | Conversation | October 18, 2013
  12. Baseball's best bargains of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    Let's be honest, the top two position players in last year's free-agent class were complete disasters. Outfielder B.J. Upton has reciprocated his five-year, $72.5 million deal with the Atlanta Braves by posting a .183 AVG/.265 OBP/.294 OPS slash...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. Burnett, Martin key to Pirates' title hopes

    Anna McDonald

    ST. LOUIS -- It's the kind of baseball weather in which every kid in the neighborhood should be out playing baseball: 76 degrees, sunny and late summer. Russell Martin and A.J. Burnett are working together on the field like two old pals playing a gam...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  14. New York Yankees and Brian Cashman are frugal yet still winning

    Buster Olney

    In ESPN The Magazine, MLB Insider Buster Olney examines how GM Brian Cashman is leading the Yankees in cutting payroll to get below the salary cap while still fielding a winning roster.

    Story | Conversation | June 11, 2013
  15. Struggling New York Yankees need Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis...

    Dave Cameron

    The Yankees' pitchers have been lucky with men on base, and the team needs some help on offense. Dave Cameron explains.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2013
  16. Top 10 free-agent signings of 2013

    Jim Bowden

    The cream of the 2013 free-agent crop was obvious and expensive. Teams entered the offseason flush with cash and spent prodigiously. Outfielder Josh Hamilton was the best position player, while B.J. Upton and Michael Bourn followed not far behind...

    Blog | May 10, 2013