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  • November 29th, 2010

    November 29, 2010:
    Waiting for the winter meetings…

    Posted by Christine E. at 9:10 pm in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox No Comments

    Well, Victor Martinez is officially a member of the Detroit Tigers–but will but be there everyday catcher. Apparently, the Tigers have decided to pay him the extra $8 million (The Sox offered the 4 years, but only $42 million…) to be their primary DH and backup catcher to the very young (23 years old) Alex Avila. Of course, if Avila struggles, I expect Martinez will catch on a more regular basis…

    But he was very classy in his coming out party–graciously thanking the Red Sox organization: “I would like to thank the Red Sox to give me the opportunity, they brought me in last year at the end of the year, and this year. I really want to thank them very much. It was a great opportunity. It was a great experience. I can’t thank them enough for giving me that opportunity…They were great teammates. Everybody from the coaching staff, trainer’s staff, the guys in the clubhouse, everybody was great for me and my family. I can’t thank them enough because it was a great time that I spent in Boston.”And of course, the Sox are not empty handed: Victor Martinez is a Type A Free Agent, so the Sox will receive a good draft pick since he signed somewhere else…

    And Holy Buckets! This whole Derek Jeter is SO much fun to watch develop. He wants 6 years and 150 million, which is completely laughable–he would be 42 when the contract ended–and he is already starting to decline, even if he did get that ridiculous gold glove again…

    And the Skankee response of 3 years and $45 million is also laughable…as is there response to Jeter’s offer: “(Derek) is free to test the market, he’s a free agent.” Fun Times!

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