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VICTOR MARTINEZ RUMORS

Player Profile #148: J.D. Martinez | OF | DET

Quad-A. It’s the designation players get who are awesome in the minors but flame out in the majors. Entering his age-26 season, J.D. Martinez was well on his way to earning that undesirable label. Something changed last season and Martinez took that great minor league production and brought it to the Detroit Tigers’ starting lineup. Martinez nearly doubled his MLB career wRC...
Via Baseball Professor
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What Martinez signing means

On Wednesday, the Detroit Tigers made headlines when they were able to re-sign designated hitter Victor Martinez to a four-year deal. At 35-years-old, Martinez is the fourth player to receive a huge contract from the Tigers as he will be making $68 million over the next four years. Along with players Justin Verlander, Anibal Sanchez, and Miguel Cabrera, all the money spent on these...
Via isportsweb.com
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TDSS Roundtable: What’s Next With Victor Martinez Back in the Fold?

The Detroit Tigers made a critical move Wednesday, locking up DH Victor Martinez to a four-year deal, thereby keeping their cleanup hitter in the lineup. Where else should Dave Dombrowski be looking to upgrade as the offseason swings into full gear? That’s part of our latest Roundtable discussion: 1. Victor’s back. Are you okay with the Tigers giving him a fourth-year and probably...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez Re-Signs With Detroit

On the heels of the best year of his career, Victor Martinez has cashed in and will be staying put in Detroit, agreeing to a four-year, $68 million contract with the Tigers on Wednesday, pending a physical per Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Perhaps the most coveted offensive player on the free-agent market, Martinez had an incredible 2014, hitting .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers, putting...
Via The Outside Corner
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Tigers close to retaining Victor Martinez

Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez has been a big name around the hot stove during the early part of the offseason. It now appears that the veteran, who led the club with a .335 average this past season, will remain with the Tigers on a four-year contract. Sources: #Tigers close to re-signing Victor Martinez to four-year deal. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)...
Via Sportsnaut
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: 3 burning questions this offseason

In order to get back to the World Series next year, the Detroit Tigers have some offseason issues that need to be addressed and some questions that need to be answered. 1. Will Max Scherzer come back? To me this seems like a no-brainer, but anything can happen. Pitcher Max Scherzer was the Tigers best pitcher in 2014 as he led the team with 18 wins, 252 strikeouts, and an ERA of...
Via isportsweb.com
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers ALDS preview: by the numbers

Welcome to my ‘by-the-numbers’ look at the Detroit Tigers and their first round matchup in the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. Some numbers matter more than others when breaking down a playoff series. Here are the digits I find most persuading: Overall: The Tigers won five of the six head-to-head meetings between the two teams this year. Detroit won two of three at Comerica...
Via isportsweb.com
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez’ extraordinary season

Victor Martinez had a career year at the age of 35 for the playoff bound Detroit Tigers. Here are a few things he accomplished this season at the plate. He is only the third player since 1914 to play at least 50% of his games at DH and have 33+ doubles. 32+ home runs and 3+ stolen bases. He was 93-for-276 with two strikes, a .337 average, the second best behind Todd Helton, since...
Via StraitPinkie.com
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: Grading the first third of the season

Remember when the Detroit Tigers were riding high and had an 11 game road winning streak? Neither do I. Remember when the Tigers had swept the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park for the first time since 1983? Neither do I. Ok well, maybe I do. However it seems like it was a thing of the past. What I do remember was the night they flew into Cleveland late after their sweep of the Red Sox...
Via isportsweb.com
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers will try to re-sign Victor Martinez

The Detroit Tigers will try to re-sign Victor Martinez. While Martinez is 35 he has been a prominent part of the Tigers offense boasting a .337/.393/.611 line with 12 home runs and 29 RBI entering action on Monday. Chris Iott of MLive.com passes along the following information: The Tigers will certainly try to re-sign Victor Martinez. I expect Max Scherzer to get a better (huge)...
Via Tireball.com
May 26, 2014  |  1 Comment
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