Martin hindered by "distractions"

Apparently the reason Russell Martin’s numbers dropped off the past two years is because of “personal issues.

There’s some things that you keep to yourself. Those distractions, they’re personal — personal issues in my life that not everybody needs to know about.

I had some distractions that maybe led me not to have that same drive that I’ve had in the past. Really, that’s all it is, honestly. I didn’t train quite as — I trained hard, but before, nobody trained as hard as I did.

His numbers were dogshit the past two years, but the three years prior to that he put up great stats (for a catcher).

Now comes the fun part — trying to guess what these distractions were. It could be because he was trying to quit dip, but that’s no fun and he probably wouldn’t be so shady about it if that was the case. My guess is that he got caught in a Geovany Soto-type situation. Leave your guess in the comments section. Feel free to slander away.

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