Russell Martin was one of my favorite players of the last decade. I know how strange this sounds. But the man helped me capture a fantasy baseball championship in 2015 which I then used the winnings to buy my wife an engagement ring. So when I saw his name come up in recent New York Mets rumors, I got a little excited.
Then I dug a little deeper as I do when any new player has his name appear in Mets rumors. Martin is a long way off from his All-Star season in 2015 when he was in his early 30s and in the first year of a bad contract with the Toronto Blue Jays.