Earlier this week, a writer claimed that the Dodgers aren’t “enamored with his makeup” and speculated that Russell Martin could be traded. This prompted me to ask some inside sources the following question:
It has been reported that some Dodger brass doesn’t like “Martin’s makeup” or something to that effect. Have you seen anything like that, or does Martin have a darkside that we don’t see?
Here’s one of the responses that I received:
“…nothing major, just that he stays out too late and spends too much time with the ladies and comes to the park already tired all the time. I’m sure that will be rectified over the winter.”
There you have it. He’s a typical 24-year old who needs to learn to stay home more. Maybe that’s why he slipped a little this year… Troy from West Virginia reported that he was out one night in Cincinnati (before he was banned for life from Great American Ballpark) with Martin, Penny, Kemp and a few other Dodgers who partied pretty late (Troy was still hurting at 5:30 PM the next day).