Nov 28, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
Word going around is that the Pirates might come in with the high bid, perhaps for three years and close to $25 million. The Yankees are not believed to be offering anything close to that, but the bidding isn’t over and it has been thought likely that Martin would prefer to stay in New York, where he has been the starting catcher the past two seasons.
Heyman says that while the Rangers and Mariners are also involved, the Yankees — and now the high-bidding Pirates — are the favorites. Martin is expected to make his decision in the coming days.
Location or dollars? The dollars almost always win.
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