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Did the Yankees Make a Mistake in Letting Russell Martin Go to the Pirates?

to 2012, when the Pittsburgh Pirates outbid the New York Yankees for a free agent. 

Catcher Russell Martin agreed to a two-year, $17 million deal with the Pirates on Thursday (Nov. 29), leaving the Yanks without their starting catcher for the past two seasons. Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal was the first to report that Martin signed with Pittsburgh.

Perhaps it's not accurate to say that the Pirates outbid the Yankees for Martin. If general manager Brian Cashman truly wanted Martin back and considered a re-signing one of his offseason priorities, Martin would, at the very least, be waiting for an offer. 

But Cashman obviously didn't think Martin's .211 batting average and .713 OPS were worth more than $8 million per season. Nor ...

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