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  1. Cubs catch D-backs having clearance sale

    Keith Law

    The Chicago Cubs lost out on the one true everyday catcher available in free agency, Russell Martin, when he signed a five-year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, which meant they'd either have to patch something together from part-time players or take...

    Blog | December 09, 2014
  2. Cubs targeting a veteran backstop

    Joe Kaiser

    The Chicago Cubs missed on Russell Martin, but that hasn't ended their pursuit of help behind the plate. Cubs GM Theo Epstein talked about that at the MLB Winter Meetings in San Diego on Friday. "We're confident going forward with Wely [Welingt...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  3. Could Bucs lock up youngsters?

    Doug Mittler

    The Pittsburgh Pirates were unable to retain free agent catcher Russell Martin, who found $82 million of riches with the Toronto Blue Jays. If nothing else, it does give the Bucs more financial flexibility. Travis Sawchuck of the Pittsburgh Trib...

    Blog | November 24, 2014
  4. Could Pirates pursue McCarthy?

    AJ Mass

    After officially losing Russell Martin when the free agent signed a contract with the Toronto Blue Jays, the Pittsburgh Pirates had to change course on their offseason goals in a hurry. As Travis Sawchik of the Pittburgh Tribune-Review reports, "P...

    Blog | November 23, 2014
  5. Catcher Yasmani Grandal is ready to break out - MLB

    Mike Petriello

    Mike Petriello writes why teams in need of a catcher would be wise to inquire about San Diego 26-year-old Yasmani Grandal.

    Story | Conversation | November 21, 2014
  6. Cabrera to the White Sox?

    With the Toronto Blue Jays having opened up the vault to sign catcher Russell Martin, and now potentially being in the mix to sign third baseman Pablo Sandoval as well, the chances of them coming to terms with outfielder Melky Cabrera are looking les...

    Blog | November 20, 2014
  7. Will Cubs continue to chase catchers?

    AJ Mass

    How quickly things can change during baseball's offseason. On Monday morning, we wrote that things "were looking good" for the Chicago Cubs and their pursuit of free agent Russell Martin. However just a few hours later, the Toronto Blue Jays swooped ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. Offseason dominoes begin to fall

    Buster Olney

    In one day, Major League Baseball served as the backdrop to a major trade, the second-biggest contract ever doled out by a team from Canada and the finalization of the largest contract in the history of North American professional sports. Offseaso...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  9. Blue Jays next moves?

    AJ Mass

    The Toronto Blue Jays made quite the splash on Monday when news of a five-year, $82 million deal with catcher Russell Martin, pending results of a physical, came out. And even though the price tag was fairly high, the team may not yet be done making ...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  10. Russell Martin will help Jays' young arms

    Keith Law

    The market for Russell Martin quickly established itself at the four-year mark for $70 million to $74 million, and the first team to commit to five years seemed likely to get the player. With the Dodgers and Cubs both involved and working with seemin...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  11. Looking good for Cubs and Martin?

    AJ Mass

    It's beginning to look more and more like the Chicago Cubs and free agent Russell Martin are going to come to terms on a contract that would bring the catcher to Wrigley Field through 2018. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, "Executives ...

    Blog | November 17, 2014
  12. 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
  13. Kluber rewarded for hard work, big finish

    Buster Olney

    Accolades for a teammate are always a good thing, but after Corey Kluber won the AL Cy Young Award on Wednesday, the joy that others within the Indians organization experienced ran deep. Because of the person that Kluber is, and because of his wor...

    Blog | November 13, 2014
  14. Toronto exploring options at catcher?

    AJ Mass

    The Toronto Blue Jays have been rumored to be looking to upgrade at the catcher position for 2015, with an eye towards making a run at free agent Russell Martin to help accomplish that goal. As Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish wrote earlier this mo...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  15. Predicting contracts for the top 50 free agents - MLB Hot Stove 2...

    Jim Bowden

    Jim Bowden predicts how much money each of the top 50 free agents will get this offseason.

    Story | Conversation | November 10, 2014
  16. 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