Diamondbacks decide to go all-in, acquire JD Martinez from Tigers


Detroit Tigers designated hitter Victor Martinez (41) against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. He described being "scared" when summoned by Ausmus.

"This is where I made my name", Martinez said of playing for the Tigers.

Over the past four seasons, the 29-year-old is one of two big leaguers to post at least a.300 average and.550 slugging percentage, as Ryan Phillips of Thebiglead.com elucidated.

"You really don't know how you're going to feel", Martinez said. Maybe their chances of winning that one-game playoff in the future are better now, but the difference might only be slight with the addition of Martinez.

Martinez said the feeling is mutual. Of course the baseball "insiders" say this is the "best" Detroit could do.

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Morosi also reported last week that talks between the Tigers and Cubs for Verlander had stalled. Was he good enough in the first place to qualify for rejuvenation? A (brief) look back.

But Hammel matched him inning-for-inning after the first, when he gave up two singles and Miguel Cabrera drove in the game's first run.

After defeating the Cincinnati Reds 11-2 on Tuesday night, Ray's victory snapped a five-game losing streak. The Tigers have gone 9-7 since.

However, some thought what the Tigers received was sufficient.

He said he was glad the Tigers waited and didn't trade him before the season.

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But time will tell on this trade, though I believe the Tigers could have gotten far more from another team besides Arizona.

Martinez is some insurance that could help the Diamondbacks make it to the Wild Card game, but here's the thing: if you project yourself as heading toward that scenario, at best, is parting with the farm a good idea? At the same time, Martinez's placement in the middle means Chris Owings, hitting fourth over the past few weeks, will likely drop in the order and could be more relaxed.

Martinez was then checked on by trainers before going back to the dugout, as it was ruled by the umpire that he struck out on the play. "If I've got to change anything up, I'll adjust during the game".

"There's no animosity to it". "I understand the idea of not giving up too much for mid-tier rentals".

According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Tigers are favored on the road, as they are getting odds of -110 to win.

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