November 24, 2010

Victor Signs With Tigers

Victor Martinez is a Tiger, having agreed to a 4/50 deal with Detroit.

Several writers are reporting that the Red Sox offered two possible deals: 3/36 or 4/42. Three years would have alright, I suppose, but four years could easily have turned into Mike Lowell Redux.

Martinez is a possible liability behind the plate right now and the Red Sox have Anthony Rizzo and Lars Anderson in the minors -- and Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez may be free agents at the end of next season.

Jarrod Saltalamacchia, who is recovering from left thumb surgery, is currently a much bigger part of the Red Sox's catching plans for 2011: "It's exciting. But I'm a little stunned."


accudart said...

Yeah, not sure what the plans are for the Sox but they are correct in not resigning Victor or Beltre. Too many years and long on cash.

Mrs.GotRibe said...

This is a tough one. We need the offensive power. I agree that four years is too long, but they had already offered him four years. I think we'll miss him.