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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: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 12:02 pm
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

Wing  I am a SOX fan,  great post you nailed it  Detroit just got a 300 hitting catcher and the RedSox now have a 200 hitting catcher, and your right about some (not all) sox fans, now all the negativity will start about Victor Martinez !



Since: Jun 11, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:54 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

RedSoxwon, What were you watching, this guy can flat out hit, and is ok defensivly not great, but who do you have to replace him, this is not  good, it seems that ownership is going the wrong way, not wanting to pay its players, remember what division we play in, Pitching can only carry us so far! less than 13 million a year  does not seem like a lot of cash for a 300 hitting catcher, and lets not be the type of fans that as soon as player leaves, all of a sudden he's terrible!    



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:43 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

 Jimmy. Carl Crawford is going to get 20 million per season for somewhere between 5-8 years.  Not even close to Martinez.

The Tigers might spend over 100 million bucks but aren't going to approach 150 to 200 like the Yankees and some others do.

Crawford is not a practical signing.... aint gonna happen.



Since: Aug 29, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:42 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

Looks to me like they will go after Weryth or Crawford now! there is no way dunn is going to come to the "D" (especially since everyone
knows how much of a fan of the DH he is.) I actually like both of the deals the tigers have signed so far this year. my 2 cents.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:41 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

As a Red Sox fan I'm definitely not crushed to hear this. V-Mart is a terrible catcher and a somewhat overrated hitter. Don't get me wrong, he's a good player, but definitely not worth the money that the Sox would have to pay to keep him.  Typical Red Sox fan if you ask me.  Love a guy and cheer him on when he's on your team but if he leaves he's suddenly a terrible catcher and an overrated hitter.  Funny.

He's a switch hitting catcher that has batted .300 in 5 of the last 6 years, the only time he didn't was in a half season when he was injured.

He can easily hit 20 home runs again and just 2 seasons ago easily broke 100 rbi's. 

Put him in front of Miguel Cabrerra, the best hitter in baseball and he'll see more pitches then he ever saw in Boston regardless of how good their lineup was.  Put him behind Cabrerra and Miggy won't lead the league in intentional walks again this season and a ton of others where they pitched around him.

Plus you don't know this but we have a kid named Alex Avila that has a great arm and great potential.  He'll start most games at catcher and Martinez will be the DH. 

GREAT SIGNING !!!!!  We just replaced a starting catcher that was barely batting .200 with zero power with a guy that's gonna hit .300 with over 20 hr's and 80-100 rbi's.

I'll take it.




Since: Oct 25, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:37 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

Looks like Red Sox fans are going to need to learn how to spell Saltalamacchia.  Seriously, the guy was considered probably the best catching prospect in the game when he was with Atlanta, there's got to be some talent there - or are the Braves the new version of the Mets, over hyping all their prospects?  Looks like we'll find out soon enough.



Since: Sep 2, 2010
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:29 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

ANOTHER GOOD MOVE BY THEO!!SIGN BUM LACKEY 4 16-17 MILLION A YEAR,BUT NOT MARTINEZ.--THEO'S A JOKE!--IN ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION HE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED BY NOW.--WELL US RED SOX FANS WILL HAVE TO GO BACK TO OUR OLD SAYING-THE ONE WE USE TO SAY.--WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR!!




Since: Nov 30, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:29 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

The Tigers need players like VMart who makes consistent contact with the ball and produces rbi's. He is very versatial  as a switch hitter, who can catch, play 1B or DH. A couple of more signings and maybe a trade or two and the Tigers should be fun to watch contend for the ALC title in 2011. Go Tigers!



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:25 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

it's official



wow




Since: Mar 12, 2007
Posted on: November 23, 2010 11:23 am
 

Report: Martinez to Tigers

As a Red Sox fan I'm definitely not crushed to hear this. V-Mart is a terrible catcher and a somewhat overrated hitter. Don't get me wrong, he's a good player, but definitely not worth the money that the Sox would have to pay to keep him.


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