Skip to content

The Tigers and Victor Martinez finalize their deal

Nov 24, 2010, 2:01 PM EST

Victor Martinez

V-Mart has passed his physical and is now officially a Detroit Tiger. Deep thoughts:

  • I don’t like the “first initial, first few letters of the last name” nickname construction like “V-Mart,” but  I do wish that someone named “Sam Martinez” would become a big star so I could call him S-Mart;
  • If only they had done this two days ago before the Red Sox had offered him arbitration then the Tigers wouldn’t have to give up a first round pick.  Or, I suppose the Sox could have just offered it earlier. Maybe double-secret deals and offers would help us out here;
  • The Tigers may be pretty darn tough in the AL Central next season.  I don’t think they’ll stay tough over the length of Martinez’s contract, but they’ll be good next year.

 

 

  1. ditto65 - Nov 24, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Shop smart. Shop S-Mart.

  2. abisamra20 - Nov 24, 2010 at 3:58 PM

    Hey Craig,

    Regarding point number two- Any arbitration eligible player signed before December 1 automatically nets the team losing the player a draft pick(s), regardless of whether or not they were offered arbitration by their original team. Rules outlined here: http://wiki.soxprospects.com/MLB+Compensatory+Draft+Pick+System

  3. derpdederpdederp - Nov 25, 2010 at 1:14 AM

    what the red sox could have gotten the past 2 years: teixeira, v-mart, bay
    what they got: smoltz, penny, cameron

    if beltre leaves and a couple big bats (werth perhaps?) are not added to compensate for the loss of beltre and v-mart theo epstein has outlasted his usefulness as GM. have you ever seen a team with money to spend liek the red sox have shy away from making legitimate improvements to their team? time for theo to go

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

Featured video

Maddon has high hopes for Cubs
Top 10 MLB Player Searches
  1. P. Sandoval (4837)
  2. G. Stanton (3470)
  3. Y. Tomas (3118)
  4. J. Lester (3087)
  5. R. Martin (2775)
  1. J. Heyward (2610)
  2. M. Scherzer (2385)
  3. A. LaRoche (2319)
  4. T. Hunter (2248)
  5. J. Upton (2151)