Joel Sherman of the New York Post first suggested it, and he is absolutely correct.
Russell Martin would be a perfect match for the New York Mets if the Yankees let him walk.
The components are all there that could have Martin making the short trip from the Bronx over to Queens.
If there is one position the Yankees already have an abundance of, it is catcher. The best option is of course Martin, but with Chris Stewart and Francisco Cervelli already in the fold, Martin could be on the way out.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has stressed before his desire to be under the luxury tax in 2014, so they have to be cautious with who they approach with so much money tied up in the rest of the roster.
The Mets need a catcher and some power in the lineup. Martin provides both. He would be a nice complement to David Wright in the middle of the order, as he hit 21 home runs last season and came up big in key moments in the playoffs.
Yes, Martin hit .211, and that is concerning, but there are not a lot of viable options available at the position, and the Mets would be hard-pressed to find someone better via trade.
"The Mets do not have to wonder if Martin can handle New York. They know for sure by the way Martin has performed these past two years, particularly by his ability to avoid being sunk by the woeful first half this year," Sherman writes.
If the Mets are serious about helping Wright and if the Yankees are not willing to bring him back, the club should seriously entertain the option of signing Martin.