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Tigers' J.D. Martinez joins elite company with 100th RBI

Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez has been chasing two milestones for weeks. On Tuesday night, he reached one and got one step closer to the other. Martinez hit a two-run homer off Rangers ace Cole Hamels in the first inning, becoming the first Tigers outfielder to drive in 100 runs in a season since Magglio Ordonez in 2008. It was his 38th home run of the year, putting him just two...
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September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Cleveland does not provide J.D. Martinez with locker

Some Tigers were hanging out at their respective lockers Thursday prior to their game against the Indians at Progressive Field.  J.D. Martinez was hanging out in the middle of the locker room, sitting in front of a metal clothes bar…at his locker…at Progressive Field. You see, the Indians forgot to provide Martinez with an actual locker.  So, he received a clothes rack and...
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September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

The Opening Drive: J.D. Martinez hangs with HarBros, crushes home run

We’re on the road again as the #FS1OpeningDrive tour bus is leaving Cincinnati and headed to New York City for our next stop. Throughout the tour, we’ll provide a morning recap of the news, commentary, tidbits and whimsy surrounding our tour stops, as we prepare for Michigan vs. Utah, Sept. 3 on FOX Sports 1. Tour News: J.D. Martinez Loves The HarBros It was a typical...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez is a major bright spot in a disappointing season

The Detroit Tigers have not lived up to expectations this season. As of August 25, they are 17 games back of the Royals in the AL Central and 10 games back of the final wildcard spot. But that doesn’t even accurately represent how poor the team has played for the majority of the year. Since their 11-2 start, they’ve gone just 48-62, which is the one of the worst records in the...
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

J.D. Martinez on His Many Adjustments

J.D. Martinez is a thoughtful baseball player who has made major changes to his swing mechanics. As much as writing is what gets me out of bed on Monday mornings, it seems a shame to sully this one with too much of my own clumsy verbiage. So what follows is just J.D. Martinez, running us through […]
Via Fangraphs
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Should J.D. Martinez be sent down to Toledo?

Another week of baseball is in the books, with the Detroit Tigers going 2-3 to push their overall record to 19-12 (The Tigers and Kansas City Royals were tied in a rain delay at the time I published this article). They are only a half game out of first place in the AL Central, but a potentially impactful problem is looming in the middle of their lineup. J.D. Martinez is continuing...
May 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: J.D. Martinez is proving his worth

  The Detroit Tigers have gotten off to a hot start this season as they currently sit with a record of 10-2 and have the early lead in the American League Central. Now, we all know that it is too early in the season to get excited about the hot start, but one thing that is for sure, outfielder J.D. Martinez has left off where he finished last season. In the first 12 games for the...
April 19, 2015  |  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...
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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...
June 26, 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 moved Andy Dirks...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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