On Thursday, the Dodgers non-tendered catcher Russell Martin, making him a free agent. Even though Russell's numbers had been declining over the last 2 seasons, I still hoped the Dodgers could come to an agreement with him. Unfortunately, his asking price for 2011 was a bit steep at $5 miilion + $1 million in incentives. I understand why the Dodgers did what they did. I wish the best for Russell. Hopefully he finds a team that gives him a chance to start and maybe even regain that 2007 All-Star form he lost.
Since Russ is leaving LA, I wanna show his auto card before he puts another team's uniform on. This is his 2007 Bowman's Best Autograph #49. I always wanted to get Russell's bobblehead autographed. Since I'll probably never get that opportunity, this is the next best thing.
Sweet card DB! It's too bad Martin regressed so much and then proceeded to get hurt. Really sad.ReplyDelete
Dustin - gotta move on. Let's hope Barajas puts up some decent numbers.ReplyDelete
I wouldn't hold my breath. :(ReplyDelete
Dustin - Yeah, I know. I think I'm the only one with faith in Barajas.ReplyDelete