Honestly, sometimes I wonder why I even pass these reports along. Yesterday, ESPN’s Buster Olney said that the Boston Red Sox were the favorites to land free agent catcher Russell Martin.
Today? He’s saying that the New York Yankees are making a strong push.
“Heard this: The Yankees are now taking an aggressive approach in the Russell Martin conversations. It’s Boston vs. NYY, plus others,” Olney tweets.
It’s not that what he’s saying is wrong, it’s just kind of pointless to chase this crap around. Then again, this is why we read and discuss sports I guess.
So anyway, it seems like the Yanks are hell bent on getting Martin so that they can move Jorge Posada to the DH role. Jesus Montero will likely start in Triple-A to get some more experience.
The Blue Jays and another unidentified team have also reached out to Martin, so we’ll see what happens. Tomorrow, we’ll probably hear that the Blue Jays are the most likely landing spot for him.