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Tuesday July 7th 2020


New York Yankees’ Catcher Platoon Is About Money and Defensive Statistics

was reported two days ago that Russell Martin actually wanted back in pinstripes for the 2013 season. Wow! The catching situation that many Yankees fans have been complaining about for 2013 shouldn't have been, so the story goes.

Yet, if you're looking for the reasons why the Yankees let Martin go, a quick look at the numbers and a reflection back on the Yankees' suddenly frugal ways are all you need. The Yankees have made it clear for some time now that money matters. They're hoping to get under that magic $189 million number to avoid the luxury tax next season.

But money is hardly the only issue with why the Yankees didn't re-sign Martin.

There was a substantial decline in Martin's defensive performance from his ...

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