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J.D. MARTINEZ RUMORS

Tigers win 4th straight AL Central title, and this happened

And then? JD Martinez handing a bottle of champagne over to a fan wearing a full body Tiger outfit. https://t.co/UxEXtwocie — Brady Green (@Brady_Green) September 28, 2014
Via Detroit4lyfe
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.160: Twins at Tigers

89-70, magic number is 2. Up against the clock today, so I’ll just make one quick point. Are the Tigers the hottest AL team entering the playoffs?… Swarzak v. Porcello tonight. Game preview here. 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B 2. Torii Hunter, RF 3. Miguel Cabrera, 1B 4. Victor Martinez, DH 5. J.D. Martinez, LF 6. Nick Castellanos, 3B 7. Alex Avila, C 8. Andrew Romine, SS 9. Rajai Davis, CF
Via Tigers Weblog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

So How Good Has J.D. Martinez Become?

People love a breakout, so they’re always on the hunt. You’ll see a bunch of potential breakouts get written up in the first half, as season sample sizes start to grow. Among those potential breakouts, you will find the actual breakouts. But you’ll also find the noisy duds, because it turns out half of a […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.156: White Sox at Tigers

The Tigers are now, just now, 2 games up in the Central Division, which reduces their magic number to 6. Let us begin the Magnificent Seven! There are still 7 games left, and all of them are at home, which is a pretty serendipitous way to end the season. Although, there is the skeptical version–the Tigers are slightly better on the road (45-36) than at home (41-33). No matter,...
Via Tigers Weblog
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 2014.139: Tigers at Indians

Got to go with JD Martinez for the post picture today. The Verlander picture search was turning up some odd stuff, plus Martinez is the man of the hour right now. His rocket into the centerfield forest not only won the game, but it completely turned around what was looking like a real candidate for “this is when the season was lost,” a game with more consecutive failed Runner...
Via Tigers Weblog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Kyle Lobstein Strikes Out 10 in Detroit Tigers’ Comeback Win Over Cleveland

J.D. Martinez was the Detroit Tigers’ hero on Tuesday night — his three-run bomb in the ninth inning turned a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 win. But it was rookie starter Kyle Lobstein who gave the Tigers a chance for that dramatic victory. With the Tigers’ offense faltering early, Lobstein turned in another impressive start. This time, he lasted 5 1/3 innings, striking out 10 Indians...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
26 days ago  |  Discuss

JD Martinez: New Swing or Something Else?

JD Martinez has changed his swing and appears to have become a whole new hitter. The new JD Martinez has been a huge part of Tigers offense; he ranks first on the team in ISO and second in wOBA. In the month of June, Martinez was third in the Majors in wOBA behind only Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. Rewind three months to late March, and JD Martinez was being cut by the Astros...
Via Batting Leadoff
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Introducing J.D. Martinez

Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez is becoming a household name in the Motor City as he continues to provide much-needed protection for sluggers Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez. The 26-year-old earned American League Player of the Week honors this past Monday, batting .444 (12-for-27), with four home runs and 11 RBI, in seven games last week. Martinez had a pair of extra...
Via isportsweb.com
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers OF JD Martinez Named AL Player of the Week

detroit tigers outfieler J.D. Martinez has been named AL Player of the Week for the 1st time in his career! This past week, JD-Mart batted .444 (12 for 27) with 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 11 RBI, and 6 runs scored. With a hit yesterday, he extended his AL leading and career long hitting streak to 12 games. jd martinez has filled in admirably for OF Torii Hunter since Hunter went down...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers call up slugger J.D. Martinez from Toledo

J.D. Martinez wasn't in the Tigers' plans at the beginning of the regular season. He has forced them to change their mind. The 26-year-old slugger, who wasn't even on Detroit's 40-man roster, was hitting .308 with 10 homers and 22 RBIs in 17 games for Toledo until the Tigers purchased his contract Monday morning. To make room for him on the 40-man roster, the Tigers...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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