Russell Martin reportedly has a five-year, $82 million contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Martin was the top free agent catcher on the market, and was aggressively pursued by several teams.
Andy MacPhail would often talk about matching a manager with his market. The manager had to fit the city he worked in.
There won’t be any talk about a long-term extension between the Orioles and Matt Wieters this winter.
The Orioles declined their 2015 option on catcher Nick Hundley. The $5 million option on the 31-year-old Hundley was expected to be declined, and he’s now a free agent.