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MICHAEL MARTINEZ RUMORS

Michael Martinez and Chris McGuiness Clear Waivers

Both infielder Michael Martinez and first baseman Chris McGuiness have cleared waivers and they were both outrighted to AAA Indianapolis. The Pittsburgh Pirates designated both players for assignment within the last week while making room on 40-man roster for John Holdzkom and Chase d’Arnaud. Martinez had multiple stints for the Pirates, hitting .128/.209/.154 in 39 at-bats over...
Via Pirates Prospects
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez Historically Horrible (Update)

Michael Martinez might seem like a harmless individual. Those outside the state of Pennsylvania probably don't understand the depths of his awfulness.  Thanks to parts of 4 seasons in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh he's amassed enough playing time to sink to historically horrible levels.  Mini-Mart's career batting average is down to .182, which ranks 4,440 out of  4...
Via More Hardball
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez is Bad at Baseball

As a Phillies fan, I am well aware of the magnitude of suck that Michael Martinez brings to a team.  However, poor Pirates fans may have no clue what they're getting into.  I'm here to make it blatantly clear just how awful Mini-Mart is.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th...
Via More Hardball
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez- Historically Horrible

Fear not Phans, Michael Martinez is back, but this time with the Pirates (Phucco!).  His shortcomings were lamented on WSBGMs aplenty when he played for the Phillies, so why stop now?  You know we love to beat a dead horse.Since 1901, 4439 batters (non-pitchers), have been to the plate 400+ times (Martinez currently at 407 plate apperances).  He ranks 4427th with a .185 batting...
Via We Should Be GM's
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

GTFO Michael Martinez

Michael Martinez, Mini-Mart, M&M, Worthless Heap of ****; no matter the name, we are thankful you will no longer be Amaro's go to guy to summon from Triple-A.  Alas, the Pirates signed him to a minor league deal, not sure why, prying him loose from Amaro's grip.  The 31 year old versatile moldy turd hit .187/.495 over the past 3 seasons with the Phillies appearing in...
Via We Should Be GM's
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Re-Sign Michael Martinez

Before reading, please note that today is not April 1. A week after deciding to become a free agent, the Phillies have re-signed infielder Michael Martinez to a minor-league contract according to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish. Since being acquired by the Phillies as a Rule 5 draft pick before the 2011 season, Martinez has hit .187/.234/.261 in 396. Martinez has played all three...
Via Phillies Nation
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Martinez, Hernandez Return to Phils

Michael Martinez, Image- Jay Floyd Following a pair of roster moves on Saturday, in which the Phillies traded veteran infielders John McDonald and Michael Young to playoff contenders, vacancies on the big league roster have been filled with the returns of Michael Martinez and Cesar Hernandez, as the duo has been promoted from Lehigh Valley. Martinez, who turns 31-years-old this month...
Via Phillies Nation
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez and Others are Gone

Pete Orr was removed from the 40-man roster.  In parts of two seasons in Philly, Orr played 2nd and 3rd base, batting .253/.616 over 81 games.  Signing him to a minor league deal for a third straight season would be wise because he provides depth at Triple-A and is passable in short spurts in the Majors.  Plus, he's Canadian, so that's cool.Minor league veteran catcher...
Via We Should Be GM's
October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Michael Martinez- Worst Player in the History of Major League Baseball

Starting at third base for the Philadelphia Phillies and batting 8th, Michael Martinez.Charles Fuqua Manuel, the strategic managerial genius that he is, went with Mini-Mart over Pete Orr, Ty Wigginton, Placido Polanco, or Kevin Frandsen.  Although none of them are world-beaters, they're a boatload better than Martinez. He rolls into today's game with a career batting average...
Via We Should Be GM's
September 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Utley Activated From DL; Martinez to Lehigh Valley

Utley is back tonight. (AP) Chase Utley is finally returning to the Phillies. Tonight at 7:05, Utley will man his familiar position at second base, bat in his familiar position in the lineup (third), and hear that familiar roar when his name is called as he steps to the plate. And in true Utley fashion, he’ll take it all in stride. For Phillies fans, it has become a holiday of...
Via Phillies Nation
June 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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