Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tuesday Notes: Silver Slugger,Tino, Kuroda, Martin

After rumors that Tino Martinez was going to the Red Sox as their new hitting coach, the rumor was quickly debunked and Martinez is now heading to the Miami Marlins to serve as hitting coach. Tino Martinez was a great player and should be an even better hitting coach.

Hiroki Kuroda, who is still deciding about whether to pitch in the Major Leagues next season, may not accept the Yankees qualifying offer after all. Kuroda is a coveted free agent pitcher who only wants a one-year deal, but the Red Sox and his former LA Dodgers team is trying to steal him from the Yankees. Kuroda has made it known that he enjoyed his time with the Yankees and it should only be a matter of time before the Yankees resign the right handed pitcher who won sixteen games for the Yankees in 2012.

Also, check out this terrific article written in the New York Times by David Waldstein about Russell Martin. In the piece, Waldstein brings us inside the life and mind of Martin. The article discusses the catcher's love of Canada and the Expos, his injuries at the end of the season and his need of a vacation. Truly a great read.

Also, Derek Jeter and Robinson Cano came away with Silver Slugger awards tonight for their work in the 2012 season. Cano takes home the trophy for his third straight season while Jeter wins the fifth Silver Slugger of his career.

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