Monday, January 30, 2012

With the severe injury at least we dont have to hear that ridiculous inickname

Personally, I wanted to keep Victor Martinez on the Red Sox. I thought he would really make for a nice top/middle of the lineup bat with Ortiz getting older,Youkilis declining and the questions surrounding Crawford combined with Ellsbury possibly departing in a couple years. The price tag was steep but that's just what baseball has become, it's not like the Sox would of had to give up any prospects and that should have been the ONLY OBSTACLE. 


With the kind of cash cow money making opportunities that the Red Sox have with NESN, ticket revenue which is yearly the most expensive in baseball nearly all the time, food and beverages that are the same, one of the most popular teams for merchandise and more. THEY SHOULDN'T BEEN PINCHING PENNIES. The Boston Red Sox have the longest ballpark sellout streak in history for a reason. Red Sox Nation loves their Sox. They are willing to pay the exorbitant prices to watch this great team win, not with nobodies but with big names mixed with team developed talent. Tom Henry needs to hold up his end of the deal and keep signing, lord knows he can afford it. And if he's starting to think about his finances....maybe he should stop spending millions on soccer teams that are AWFUL and distract from what should be his main focus....THE TEAMS THAT ARE WITHIN A FEW HUNDRED MILES OF THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS AND CITY OF BOSTON. 



ESPN.com Tigers Victor Martinez story

Now, back to Martinez in Detroit after he was a free agent signing a couple years ago. Would have been a HUGE blow but with the signing of Prince fielder it actually may be a blessing in disguise. Think about it. Bringing in Fielder is going to make an already rabid for a title fan base get louder and louder, and that's through good and bad times. They have great fans for their sports franchises. This will allow Fielder to DH when the team wants and not force Cabrera to change positions and do all of this rotating with players. Fielder can now get adjusted to his new surroundings in his familiar city. 


It's familiar because his home run hitting famous father played for the Tigers as well. Everything has somewhat came full-circle now. Prince spent many many hours and days in that home teams clubhouse with his dad back then but has since had a falling out. They speak rarely and you can tell it's a sore subject when he speaks of it. Maybe this trip back to his past will provide comfort so he doesn't press during his slumps and maybe even give his dad to do a little repairing of that damaged relationship....




I think that will more then make up for Martinez in the batters box, but will they have to use him in the field at times? If they do, just how bad is he going to be? Is he completely comfortable in Detroit or will the move back where his father resides cause a drop of focus and then production?


Those are all questions that are completely justifiable to ask yourself Tigers Fans. I like the Tigers myself, and putting a home run hitter like Fielder next to Cabrera in the lineup is seriously a scary thing for opposing pitchers. Especially since Justin Verlander is coming off one of the most dominant seasons in the history of MLB on the mound