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Kansas City Royals
It's been 27 years since the Kansas City Royals last reached the playoffs. Chicago Cubs fans are lauded for their patience, but they've enjoyed/endured five postseason appearances since Kansas City's most recent trip to October.
Am I alone in thinking the Royals shouldn't be that far away from snapping the drought?
Kansas City scored a respectable 730 runs last year with a young lineup that returns mostly intact. The bullpen was dominant at times, even as it was overworked because the starting pitchers averaged fewer than six innings per game. So perhaps the Royals can fix the rotation and take a shot at winning the American League Central right now , following the news that Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez likely will miss the 2012 season.
Some baseball observers wonder if the Tigers are newly vulnerable, given that they won't be as explosive without Martinez. But if the question is whether Martinez's injury prompted the Royals to recalculate thei...
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The Detroit Tigers were dealt a serious blow to their World Series chances in 2012, with the news that they will most likely be without Victor Martinez for the entire 2012 MLB season due to a torn ACL in his left knee in his offseason conditioning. After reaching the ALCS in 2011, Detroit was expected to contend for a pennant once again this year, but that task just...
Victor Martinez is likely out for the 2012 baseball season with a torn ACL.
Tigers catcher Victor Martinez has torn his left ACL and may miss the entire 2012 season. Martinez has been one of the most reliable fantasy baseball catchers the past few seasons. Aside from a healthy Joe Mauer, one can argue that Martinez is the best fantasy catcher.
With Martinez out, All Star catcher...
Tigers fans have been waiting all off-season for something big to happen, but this was not what we had in mind. The Tigers announced today that designated Victor Martinez tore his ACL during workouts and will likely miss the entire 2012 season. This is obviously a devastating blow to the Tigers, who already had holes to fill offensively.
They will almost surely get a replacement...
The Tigers' offense took a hit Tuesday when it was announced Victor Martinez would miss the entire season with a knee injury.
How do you replace a guy that hit .330 with 12 home runs, 103 RBI and an on-base percentage of .380, who only struck out 51 times in 540 at-bats and who was both a calming and energizing veteran influence in the clubhouse?
The Detroit Tigers are going to have to figure that out because designated hitter Victor Martinez tore the ACL in his left knee during an offseason workout.
Forum: (MLB) Cleveland Indians
Posted By: bushwick_bill
Post Time: 01-17-2012 at 05:21 PM
DETROIT - The vehicles of the Tigers' caravan will roll from Comerica Park early this afternoon. Vladimir Guerrero...
Fans of the Detroit Tigers entered the off-season fairly optimistic about the 2012 season. The Tigers won 95 games in 2011 and took the Central Division by 15 games. In the playoffs, the Tigers defeated the Yankees (always a good thing) before losing in six to the Texas Rangers in the AL Championship series. With each of the key players returning in 2012 – and the prospect...
And here we go ...@JonHeymanCBS Jon Heyman ortiz files at $16.5M, #redsox at $12.65M What's four million between old friends?Also, best wishes to our old friend Victor Martinez, who has a torn ACL and may need surgery. If he does have the operation, he may miss the entire 2012 season.
Everyone in Detroit has 24 hours to curse fate over the loss of Victor Martinez. And then it's time to figure out the best alternative. Signing free agent Vladimir Guerrero to a one-year contract would be the smartest move.
Perhaps the hitter to replace Victor Martinez already is here. Perhaps he's Brennan Boesch -- a healthy and confident Boesch.