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...
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December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Phillies Nation Player Reviews: The Under 100 PA Club

Martinez is in rare company: the bottom 1.6% of all-time in on-base plus slugging among the 5238 players with at least 300 plate appearances. The Phillies had four players accrue between 26 and 100 PA in 2013. In most years, these players are usually young, up-and-coming players who are getting a brief look at the Major League level. This was not necessarily the case with this crop...
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October 30, 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...
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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...
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October 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ruled Out: Former Rule 5 Pick Michael Martinez Outrighted off of Phillies 40-Man Roster

David Herndon was not the only recent Rule 5 draft pick by the Phillies to be removed from the 40-man roster.  Today the Phillies also outrighted Michael Martinez to AAA, reports Todd Zolecki.  Unlike David Herndon who was claimed off of waivers, Martinez was not claimed and will remain Phillies property and likely be inventory at AAA. Heading into the offseason, Martinez finds...
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October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Phillies Farce: Why is Michael Martinez in Major League Baseball?

I can say I did understand where the Phillies were coming from when they drafted utility player Michael Martinez in the Rule 5 draft prior to the 2011 season.   But why he continues to 1) Be on a major league roster, 2) Actually play some games and 3) Start some of them is out of my realm of comprehension.  For the Phillies, a cheap utility player who could play many positions...
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September 06, 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...
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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

Phillies' Martinez breaks bone in right foot

Philadelphia infielder Michael Martinez broke a bone in his right foot when he was hit by a pitch from Orioles reliever Jim Johnson in the seventh inning of the Phillies' 4-1 win over Baltimore. There is no immediate timetable on Martinez's return. Philadelphia has already been without All-Star infielders Ryan Howard and Chase Utley. Martinez, a Rule 5 pick two winters...
Via AP on Fox
March 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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