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  1. How will the Cubs fare in free agency?

    Jesse Rogers

    ESPNChicago.com's Jesse Rogers takes a look at the biggest storylines facing the Cubs during the offseason. Will it be Jon Lester or Russell Martin? Will James Shields end up a Cub? What about those veteran-leader types the club wants to bring in,...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  2. My awards voting, playoff notes and more

    Buster Olney

    Lockers are being cleaned out these days, first in Oakland, then Pittsburgh, Detroit and Anaheim. Goodbyes are being said, perhaps temporarily or maybe for longer than that. Victor Martinez's season is over, and maybe his time with the Tigers is f...

    Blog | October 06, 2014
  3. Will Martin be back with Pirates?

    AJ Mass

    While the Pittsburgh Pirates played the last game of their 2014 season on Wednesday night, their fans certainly made it clear that they're hoping Russell Martin has not played his last game for the team. As Rob Rossi of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Revi...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  4. Could home-plate rule cause problems?

    Jerry Crasnick

    When MLB adopted Rule 7.13, the league didn't anticipate the host of problems the new rule created, and there might be more this postseason.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2014
  5. Pirates hoping Martin comes back?

    AJ Mass

    The Pittsburgh Pirates are crossing their fingers that they won't be without Russell Martin for long after the catcher had to leave Wednesday's game with tightness in his left hamstring. As Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette notes, the i...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  6. The 30: Amid Another Collapse, No Hard Knocks for Anemic Atlanta

    Jonah Keri

    The Twins are closing out the season behind one of the most enigmatic pitching staffs of all time, the Braves are pondering one of their worst offensive showings in recent franchise history, the Pirates are riding the coattails of an overachiever, an...

    Blog | September 22, 2014
  7. Brewers-Pirates Preview

    Brewers-Pirates Preview

    Preview | September 19, 2014
  8. Russell Martin's 3-run homer sparks Pirates over Brewers

    Russell Martin hit a three-run homer off Jonathan Broxton in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates inched closer to a playoff berth with a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  9. Martin should boost Canaries

    PA Sport

    Norwich captain Russell Martin hopes to return for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Birmingham at Carrow Road.The Scotland defender missed Tuesday's 3-0 win at Brentford with a back problem but is confident of being available.Playmaker Wes Hoolaha...

    Story | Conversation | September 19, 2014
  10. Previewing the qualifying-offer market

    Buster Olney

    As the saying goes, those who don't learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. Not one of the 22 players who were extended qualifying offers the past two winters accepted them, and in a lot of cases, that made sense. But it's a strategy that failed...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  11. GM: Cubs' needs include veteran leadership

    Jesse Rogers

    CHICAGO -- Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer gave insight Monday into the team's offseason needs -- other than pitching -- in saying that veteran leadership will be a priority. "We need to add some guys to our roster that can help provide tha...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  12. The market for Russell Martin

    Doug Mittler

    With his two-year, $17 million deal nearing its conclusion, Russell Martin picked a perfect time to put up solid offensive numbers. Martin draws consistent praise for his work behind the plate in Pittsburgh, and the 31-year-old has become a more ...

    Blog | September 15, 2014
  13. Iron Men: Quantifying the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Remarkable In...

    Ben Lindbergh

    At the age when most players, and particularly most catchers, have begun to decline, 31-year-old Pirates backstop Russell Martin is peaking. As usual, Martin has excelled on defense this season, posting strong pitch-framing stats, a stellar pop time,...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  14. Russell Martin's days with Pittsburgh Pirates could be numbered

    Jerry Crasnick

    Russell Martin's two-year stint with the Pirates has been without a doubt successful, but it might be coming to an end very soon.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  15. Rapid Reaction: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (11)

    Adam Rubin

    PITTSBURGH -- At least no one else in the division is winning, either. After David Wright was scratched with a painful left shoulder Friday, the New York Mets proceeded to lose their third straight game. Josh Harrison hit a walk-off RBI double ...

    Blog | June 27, 2014
  16. MLB adjusts rule on home plate collisions after controversy

    Jerry Crasnick

    Major League Baseball took a formal step Tuesday to clarify a portion of the new rule governing unnecessary collisions between baserunners and catchers at home plate.

    Story | Conversation | June 24, 2014