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Five reasons the Tigers are an absolute mess

DETROIT, MI – SEPTEMBER 21: Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers walks off the field after striking out as Rob Brantly #36 of the Chicago White Sox and pitcher David Robertson #30 of the Chicago White Sox celebrate a 3-2 win in game two of a double-header at Comerica Park on September 21, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images) With news breaking...
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Victor Martinez says he has ‘no respect’ for anyone on the Pirates after HBP

Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez was fuming after Detroit’s 5-4, 14 inning loss to the Pirates Tuesday night. However the veteran wasn’t sounding off about the loss, VMart was busy taking verbal shots at the Pirates after getting hit by a  Gerrit Cole pitch in the fourth inning. “Yeah, everyone knows that,” Martinez told 97.1-FM’s Jeff Riger when asked whether...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez to begin 4-game rehab stint Sunday

The Tigers may be getting one of their big bats back sooner than expected. According to MLive’s James Schmehl, designated hitter Victor Martinez will begin a 4-game rehab stint with the Mud Hens beginning Sunday. In an effort to return from tweaking a surgically repaired left knee earlier in the season, an ineffective Martinez was placed on the DL May 19th and wasn’t originally...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez tore his meniscus while playing catch

Earlier this offseason, the Tigers announced that freshly re-signed DH Victor Martinez would be undergoing surgery to repair a torn meniscus. He’ll likely be ready for Opening Day, but at 36 and coming off the best season of his career, this wasn’t the news that Detroit wanted to hear. But how did Martinez tear his meniscus? Well, he was playing catch…outside of his house...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers: What Martinez injury means

It seems like déjà vu for the Detroit Tigers and designated hitter Victor Martinez. On Thursday, it was reported that Martinez had suffered a torn medial meniscus in his left need and would need to have surgery to repair it. Dr. James Andrews is scheduled to perform the operation and there has been no timetable set for Martinez’s return. Now while this isn’t as severe as his...
February 07, 2015  |  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...
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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...
October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Tigers awards via isportsweb

The 2014 season for the Detroit Tigers was a disappointment after being a favorite to win the World Series. With a new look bullpen and a strong starting rotation, the Tigers failed to meet these expectations as they only won the American League Central by just one game over the Kansas City Royals, who are still playing, and suffered a first round sweeping of the Baltimore Orioles...
October 10, 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...
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...
September 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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