Latest Update Martinez received a qualifying offer from the Tigers on Friday Fri Oct, 31, 06:20 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.
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
Martinez, 35, certainly has earned a big contract, after a brilliant season with the Tigers. If he's playing DH, he stands a better chance stay healthy, and could provide four solid years for a club, though teams will certainly think twice before signing a veteran through his age-39 season. Analyst: Ben Diamond
Martinez is batting .375 over the first two games of the ALDS against the Orioles with a home run and three RBI after having a career year in 2014.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
What else did you expect from VMart? This guy had a career year at age 35 and continued his torrid hitting in the Tigers' first playoff game. He's as sure of a bet to stay hot as anyone in baseball.Analyst: David Kerr