Victor Martinez

Detroit Tigers #41 - Designated Hitter

  • Born: 12/23/78
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 210
  • Bats/Throws: S/R

Victor Martinez has a rare focus at the plate

Victor Martinez's 2014 season has been red hot and shows no signs of letting up. Wednesday night's game was the latest example.

Dodgers not worried about Jansen's struggles

Kenley Jansen has struggled in the early going, but for him that means things like giving up one run, as he did each of the last two nights against the Tigers. The Dodgers, and Jansen, aren't worried. With good reason.

From Gates to V-Mart, it takes a special guy to DH

The designated hitter rule has been around for over 40 years, yet no DH has made it into the Hall of Fame. That should tell you something.

GIF: Victor Martinez homers on Opening Day

Baseball! Home runs! GIFs! Bad hip-hop music!

Better know a Tiger: Victor Martinez

Victor is entering only his third season as a Tiger, but is a rock of stability in a sea of team change

"MLB's Worst Tools" Awards: Speed Edition

Not being able to run is a surprisingly common trait among baseball players, but only one man truly runs like there is a gargantuan furnace strapped to his back

BYB Podcast 102: The podcast of our discontent

On this week's BYB Podcast, Big Al and HookSlide welcome pitchers and catchers, quote Shakespeare, compare the Olympics to baseball, say goodbye to Joel Zumaya, delve into the ugly politics of baseball and learn Derek Jeter may be Jesus Christ.

Ausmus wants Victor Martinez to catch in 2014

Martinez is "thrilled" to be back in his old catching gear.

Victor Martinez to catch and play 1st in NL parks

Brad Ausmus will ask Victor Martinez to don the tools of ignorance when the Tigers play in National League parks, starting in early April. Playing first base is also on the table, with Miguel Cabrera possibly shifting to third.

Fielder, Kinsler, and moving those giant contracts

With the Tigers moving one of baseball's biggest contracts, is it time we start to think differently about what those massive deals really represent?

Minor League Ball Gameday, Oct 19: ALCS Game Six

Predictions and discussion for Game Six of the American League Championship Series.

Minor League Ball Gameday, Oct 17: ALCS Edition

Playoff action continues. Here are today's predictions and a discussion thread for you.

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