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Martinez and Verlander Up For Awards; Miggy Wins One In September

Both Justin Verlander and Victor Martinez have been nominated for awards this season. Martinez has been nominated for the Hank Aaron award, while Verlander has been nominated for the Roberto Clemente Award. The Hank Aaron Award is an award offered to the outstanding offensive performer in each league. This season, Martinez set career highs in batting average, .335, and home runs...
Via Detroit Sports Nation
1 day ago  |  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...
2 days ago  |  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,...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The end of the season, not without controversy

Today is the final day of baseball’s regular season, and along with the playoff positioning that teams are angling for, individual players are locked into some contentious battles for end of season awards, and for supremacy in a particular category. One such instance is the American League batting title. The Houston Astros, long out of the race only has Jose Altuve’s attempt...
Via The Rhino and Compass
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Martinez plunked by Chris Sale, accused of using ‘boy’ with binoculars to steal signs

During the third inning of today’s Tigers-White Sox game, Chris Sale struck out MVP candidate Victor Martinez and afterward gestured toward center field. It was weird — both to see Martinez strike out and Sale react that way. In the sixth inning, Sale hit Martinez with the first pitch. Hmm. It didn’t seem to be that big of a deal until Martinez kept staring down Sale. Sale...
Via Detroit4lyfe
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Benches clear during White Sox-Tigers game

Your browser does not support iframes. Benches cleared during Wednesday’s game between the Chicago White Sox and Detroit Tigers after Chris Sale hit Victor Martinez with a pitch in the sixth inning. The plunking came after Sale appeared to accuse Martinez and the Tigers of stealing signs. As you can see from the video above, […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: White Sox to make run at Victor Martinez

With Adam Dunn’s contract expiring after the season and Paul Konerko set to retire, the Chicago White Sox will have a need for a DH in 2015. Bruce Levine of 670 The Score in Chicago reported on Saturday that the White Sox will look to sign Victor Martinez from the Detroit Tigers this offseason. MLB […]
Via Full Scale Sports
August 31, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: White Sox In Play for Victor Martinez

Detroit Tigers‘ 1B/DH Victor Martinez is due to be a free-agent following this season, and according to Bruce Levine, a new team has jumped into the sweepstakes for the 5 time All-Star: MLB source-White Sox will be players in Tigers Victor Martinez free agent derby this fall.Story @670TheScore — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) August 30, 2014 […]
Via On-Base Talk
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez's son celebrates with Tigers, sprays champagne

Victor Martinez’s kid looks like he had an epic time in the Tigers clubhouse after their win in Oakland.  I’m sure this will be something that he will remember for the rest of his life. [@CorkGaines]
Via Diehardsport
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

V-Mart makes amazing flip at first base

Victor Martinez is still getting used to playing first base. Heck, he never was used to playing catcher,either. But the Detroit Tigers slugger still was able to give us one of the best plays of the year on Sunday when he was not only able to stop a sure double down the line, but make the put-out at first base with a no-look flip to Drew Smyly. That was gorgeous, and extremely lucky...
Via The Victory Formation
June 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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