Over at ESPN, Anna McDonald has a piece on Russell Martin and the art of framing pitches.
Here’s more over at Hardball Talk.
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Yeah, I knew about this general point (and I knew Cashman cared about it), but man it's dramatic. Russell saves 18 runs per season over an average catcher by framing well. That's an enormous advantage, comparable to being a great vs mediocre hitter, say. He richly deserved this year's raise, and I'd give him another to keep him on the Yankees.
I think this article tells you all you need to know about the Jesus Montero trade this winter. Great article. Tremendous insight.
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