Latest Update Victor Martinez and the Tigers have reportedly agreed on a 4-year extension Wed Nov, 12, 05:32 PM
Boasts great run-producing ability, along with great plate discipline and power. He hits righties and lefties with equal proficiency. Can still catch on occasion, as well as play first base.
Flaws: : Injuries have forced him to DH mostly. His game-calling skills were never his strong suit. He also struggles to throw base-runners out with consistency while behind the plate.
This deal is worth $17 million per year, so that will likely be a bargain for at least the first season or two. The Tigers are in win-now mode, so they aren't really concerned about the backend of the deal at this point. Martinez is such a gifted hitter that this deal is totality seems to be very solid for both sides. Though he's 36 years old, Martinez had a career year in 2014 and fits very well in the Tigers' system. He may never repeat his production from last season, but he's still going to be worth his contract, especially if Detroit can win a World Series in the next year or two.Analyst: David Kerr
Martinez had a resurgence last season proving that he can still hit the long ball and will certainly gather up some MVP votes. The Tigers feel that they need to lock him up long term if they want to keep up in the AL Central. Analyst: Dom Murtha
After a season in which he slashed .335/.409/.565with 32 home runs and 103 RBI, the 35-year old is looking to sign a multi-year deal. The Tigers are likely still interested in bringing him back, but the qualifying offer at least assures them of compensation should he sign elsewhere.Analyst: Howard Bender
He received an offer and everyone expects him to decline it. The Tigers' are going to do everything in their power to keep him. How could you not want to keep a man who hit .335/.409/.565 with 32 homers and 103 RBI this season? Martinez is reportedly looking for a four-year deal. Analyst: Drew Phelps