- Diaz to Pittsburgh
In a deal that resembles the Ryan Church move from last season, the Pirates added outfielder Matt Diaz on a two year contract Tuesday night. With Lastings Milledge non-tendered, the Pirates had room
- If Diaz, Why Not Scott Hairston?
players generate a ton of interest. This year Matt Diaz ranked among them. Despite his injury-shortened 2010 season, plenty of teams saw value in his bat, especially in a platoon role. The Pirates won
- Robinzon Diaz... Not Your Typical Catcher
Robinzon Diaz is not your typical catcher. The Dominican, who was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2000, came into the 2008 season with a .305 career minor league
- Victor Goes Yard!
Bottom of the second. No score. Indians vs. White Sox. John Danks on the mound, Jhonny Peralta on first. Victor Martinez at the dish. Danks checks the runner, delivers the first pitch
- Victor Martinez and the < 1 Club
, the fourth member is Victor Martinez. While not a power threat of the Albert Pujols or Ryan Howard ilk, he has hit 16-25 home runs each of the last four years with a steadily increasing OPS of .851-.879
- Victor Martinez is One of a Kind
Victor Martinez has been the best hitter in baseball this season.
Granted, that's just an opinion that I've presented as fact, but he has a strong case. The strongest part of his case
- Prospect Stock Watch: Cecchini, Diaz, Kepler, Moncada
coming up through the system, that’s good news for the likes of Noah Syndergaard and Steve Matz — as well as “grizzled veteran” Matt Harvey. [Value Up]
Edwin Diaz, RHP, Mariners: The Mariners have
- Victor Martinez, First Baseman?
If your league counts all players that have started once at a position as eligible there, well then Victor Martinez can catch for you next year. And you're luckier for it. But anyone else that played
- Contract Crowdsourcing: Victor Martinez
Yesterday, the news came out that Victor Martinez had rejected a two year contract extension that the Red Sox had offered, and is now set to test free agency. In the words of his agent, Alan Nero
- Victor Martinez: Stock ?
In our ridiculously early draft, I picked Victor Martinez in the 10th round. I like the idea of picking up Martinez on the cheap, but I wasn't exactly sure what his value would be after missing all
- Projections & Victor Martinez
Over the last four or five years, Joe Mauer, Brian McCann, and Victor Martinez have been the gold standard for fantasy catchers. Jorge Posada was a fine fourth wheel for a while, and now Buster Posey
- Is Victor Martinez a Fit in Detroit?
Last week, on Boston radio station WEEI, Peter Gammons stopped by and made quite the bold statement:
I don’t expect Victor Martinez to come back, I think Detroit is going to give him four or five
- Victor Martinez To Detroit
as the reliever he wanted to acquire, and made them offers they couldn't refuse. Now he has reportedly lured Victor Martinez to Detroit with a four year, $50 million deal. Was Dombrowski's decision to outbid
- Ode to Victor Cole
Victor Cole may have played in only eight games in the 1992 season, but he maintains the distinction of being one of Russia's natives to play in the MLB
- Pirate Diaz Could Steal Treasured Role from Jaramillo
With a wrist injury sidelining No. 1 catcher Ryan Doumit for eight to 10 weeks, the backstop duties will fall to a pair of rookies: Jason Jaramillo and Robinzon Diaz. The former Phillies prospect
- Victor Martinez's Unlikely and Unique Comeback
Victor Martinez is in his age-35 season. He spent nearly a decade in the majors playing catcher, the most physically demanding position for a hitter to play. He missed the entire 2012 season after
- Contract Crowdsourcing Results: Victor Martinez
Well, we have our first Contract Crowdsourcing result that really surprises me. The votes are in, and you guys think that Victor Martinez is in line for a a pretty sweet deal.
- Will Victor Martinez Bring Fantasy Spoils?
Victor Martinez was the top catcher on most draft boards prior to the 2008 season. He had an ADP of 29 following his 2007 season where he hit .301-25-114-78-0. Of course Martinez ended up a big
- Victor Martinez Needs Surgery On Bat
Before the season started, the catcher consensus rankings put Victor Martinez sixth overall and one ranker had him as high as fourth. Now that we're two months in, Victor Martinez ranks dead last
- Miguel Montero and the Victor Martinez Contract
, $50 million contract Victor Martinez received from the Tigers in free agency prior to the 2010 season. The Diamondbacks do have Montero under contract for 2012 (the last of his team-controlled
- A Sad Farewell to Victor Martinez's Streak
that called strikeouts happen, and that's even inevitable for Victor Martinez, But for the longest stretch, he was clean. For 641 consecutive plate appearances, he was clean.
Understand what we're talking
- Grant Balfour Utilizes Socratic Method with Victor Martinez
an urgent line of inquiry to better understand Detroit designated hitter Victor Martinez's impressions of the world.
Asks Balfour of Martinez: "Why the fuck you looking at me, man?" And also: "What's your
- How Can the Tigers Replace Victor Martinez?
Catching is supposed to be the activity that slowly robs young men of their athleticism, but it was training that felled Victor Martinez. After keeping his legs fresh while being a primary catcher
- Short-Term Tigers Re-Sign Victor Martinez
big win-now move, keeping Victor Martinez at a four-year guarantee worth $68 million. Per usual, there are questions about the back. Per usual, that's not the priority.
It's a fairly simple move
- Sean Rodriguez, Victor Zambrano, and Mark Langston Attend a Wake
to Akinori Iwamura’s pending option and Jason Bartlett who will enter his second year of arbitration off a career year.
Consider this: the Rays turned a few seasons of Victor Zambrano into six years
- Victor Martinez: The Best Fielding First Baseman in the Majors (No, Really)
Note: I have no idea if I’m the first to do this, but quite frankly I don’t care.
It's been one crazy season for Victor Martinez. In the first half, he was one of the worst players in baseball
- My Fantasy co-MVPs: Victor Martinez, J.D. Martinez
, or Nelson Cruz. Or Dee Gordon, Charlie Blackmon, or Corey Dickerson.
I couldn’t decide between my two choices, so they share my award.
Among players drafted pretty much universally, Victor Martinez