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Report: Martinez to Tigers

Posted on: November 23, 2010 10:20 am
Edited on: November 23, 2010 10:44 am
 
Victor Martinez The first big free-agent signing of the offseason may be coming soon, as ESPNdeportes' Ignacio Serrano reports Victor Martinez is close to a four-year, $50 million deal with the Tigers.

Martinez will return to the American League Central, where he played for the Indians from 2002 to 2009, when he was traded to the Red Sox.

Martinez hit .302/.351/.493 with 20 home runs for the Red Sox last season and is a career .300/.369/.469 hitter.

The Tigers have money to spare, with several big contracts coming off the books for 2011. The team announced earlier in the day that they would not be offering arbitration to their five free agents, Magglio Ordonez, Johnny Damon, Jeremy Bonderman, Bobby Seay and Gerald Laird.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:58 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

have fun playing in front of 12000 fans each night....



Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:45 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

Not to mention Leyland doesn't steal bags. He is the worst at letting his guys try to leg it out. He would rather have them on base for the HR. Not my favorite philosophy, and I'm sure Crawford knows what he would be getting into.



Since: Nov 11, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

I must be getting old, I can remember a time when $12.5/yr would blow up the bank.



Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:32 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

WOULD HATE TO SEE MAGS GO, DONT LET HIM GET AWAY. HE STILL GOT  A GREAT BAT HE WAS DOING WELL UNTILL HIS UNTIMELY INJURY LAST YEAR.




Since: Aug 30, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:25 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

although i like dunns bat its crawfords speed that intreagues me go get him mr. dombrowski..



Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:25 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

I was never a big V-mart fan. He's a hitter without a position. Teams stole at will against him and Varitek. It would have made some sense to sign him to an extended deal as a first baseman (but there's no guarantee that he could play there either) or more likely as a DH. By the time the deal with Detroit is over, V-Mart will be playing in one of those positions. As for who the Red Sox have to replace him, Salty is already a better CATCHER, and I thought that was the point of signing a CATCHER. The more legitimate question is who will replace V-Mart's offensive production. All I can say is that Spring training is still three months away.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:14 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

 Seems like a good deal. Martinez is a capable defensive catcher and a superb hitting catcher. He also brings a strong knowledge of AL Central lineups. But what I like most is that Detroit is at least trying to win. They're spending.



Since: May 29, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:13 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

I love this move.  A versatile player who can fill in at 1st and C, a switch hitter who'll hit .300 for you.  At 12.5 million a year, it doesn't break the bank and leaves the tigers with plenty of money left from the contracts that came off the books to go after another bat.

I see Dombrowski throwing the kitchen sink at Carl Crawford now.  Dunn isn't happening now.  I don't like Werth.  I hope they offer whatever it takes to bring in Crawford.




Since: Jul 29, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:08 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

Good signing we needed a real catcher as Avila and Lard were never even average. This is just the start of a couple  big name signings for the Tigers, after we got rid of all are dead money. Adam Dunn could be next, I would prefer Carl Crawford though. Go Tigers



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:05 pm
 

Anywhere but the Fracking Yankees!

Victor Martinez will fit into the Tigers lineup line a hand in a glove.  Bat hit in front or just behind Miguel Cabrera and there won't be many runners left on base in Tiger Land.  Great move, Detroit.  Great move!


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