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    Default Victor Martinez early return?




    Don't know if anyone caught this, but Tom Gage on Twitter is reporting that the damage to Martinez's knee was not as severe as initially thought. Reports are stating that he only needed micro fracture surgery, and no ACL reconstruction. While it is still a longshot, it's possible we could see him back before the end of this year.

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    Didn't he just have a second surgery?

    Well, just saw it on BYB. Don't hold your breath but could you imagine going into the playoffs with him?
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    Jackson, cf
    Boesch, rf
    Cabrera, 3b
    Fielder, 1b
    Martinez, dh
    Young, lf
    Avila, c
    Peralta, ss
    Raburn/Santiago 2b


    That's crazy right there.......

    (and then adding Brandon Phillips next year?) WOW !
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    After Phillips just signed an extension?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff6851 View Post
    Didn't he just have a second surgery?
    No. Doctor determined it wasn't necessary.


    And Brandon Phillips just signed a huge deal with the Reds, MCS
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    Trades guys, CMON!

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    A Martinez even at 70% would be huge for this team. I'm sure he would be incredibly rusty, but if he could just give us .280/.340/.450 line that would make this offense nearly unstoppable.

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    No harm in dreaming! You've got until October, buddy. Heal quickly!
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    Not even fair for the other AL pitchers!! HA!

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor City Sonics View Post
    Jackson, cf
    Boesch, rf
    Cabrera, 3b
    Fielder, 1b
    Martinez, dh
    Young, lf
    Avila, c
    Peralta, ss
    Raburn/Santiago 2b

    That's crazy right there.......

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    That would be unbelievable if he returned for a Fall run. His clubhouse presence alone would be a boost.
    I like a man who grins when he fights--- Sir Winston Churchill.

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    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
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    Tom Gage ‏ @Tom_Gage

    more on #Tigers Victor Martinez - any chance of him returning late this season will be determined by MRI in July
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    Grady Sizemore had Microfracture surgery in June 2010 and came back in April 2011, so 10 months. Victor had the surgery at the end of January this year so if he would have to recover pretty quickly to be back by October of this year but hey, we can hope!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunkin Darvin View Post
    Grady Sizemore had Microfracture surgery in June 2010 and came back in April 2011, so 10 months. Victor had the surgery at the end of January this year so if he would have to recover pretty quickly to be back by October of this year but hey, we can hope!
    Also different expectations of a DH and your center fielder. They are very different players too in terms of their need for hitting style/ running, etc.
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    I feel bad for the guy. You could tell how frustrated he was when he showed at Lakeland for that spring game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
    I've thought Cabby has looked pretty solid at 3B. I was a skeptic, but each game he has looked a little more fluid than the last. He'll be at 3B come playoff time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
    If sarcasm, this is funny.

    If not sarcasm, it's funny, but in a sad way.
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    I'd rather not push it..... I'm not a doctor or trainer or anything but....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
    So even if he is ready to play they won't play him cause of Cabrera not being able to play 3rd? I hope that is a joke cause you don't sit one of your best players because of not having a spot for him. They will find a spot for him one way or another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblong View Post
    I'd rather not push it..... I'm not a doctor or trainer or anything but....
    Looks like July will truly be Christmas if the news is positive. I'm sure they won't let victor do something questionable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblong View Post
    I'd rather not push it..... I'm not a doctor or trainer or anything but....
    you did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night?
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    Don't you guys realize by now that Shelton is being sarcastic? :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CapitalTigers View Post
    Also different expectations of a DH and your center fielder. They are very different players too in terms of their need for hitting style/ running, etc.
    Very true. At the very least it means he should be more than ready to go for spring training 2013 which is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New_Age_X View Post
    So even if he is ready to play they won't play him cause of Cabrera not being able to play 3rd? I hope that is a joke cause you don't sit one of your best players because of not having a spot for him. They will find a spot for him one way or another.
    I, for one, am really excited to see how leyland convinces selig to allow for a second dh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    I, for one, am really excited to see how leyland convinces selig to allow for a second dh.
    I'd say it would depend more on Mr I making a big donation into Selig's back account.

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    Even if Miggy makes 30 errors, that still keeps Inge's bat out of the lineup. EDIT: Damn, sarcasm meter fail
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    sadly, the early chemistry of Miggy and Prince will be spoiled by a Kenny Powers' like jealousy aroused in V-Mart. He will spend the playoffs trying to divide the locker room against Prince because Miggy was once his BFF.

    (I only typed that to jinx it into never happening)

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    shelton dont no nothing he said that ajax sucked hes already been proven wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    I, for one, am really excited to see how leyland convinces selig to allow for a second dh.
    Easy, just bat 10. Players Union will love that. Nothing says America's past time like multiple DH's! After all, according to the experts, we are now entering the decade of the pitcher. Time to level the playing field! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    sadly, the early chemistry of Miggy and Prince will be spoiled by a Kenny Powers' like jealousy aroused in V-Mart. He will spend the playoffs trying to divide the locker room against Prince because Miggy was once his BFF.

    (I only typed that to jinx it into never happening)
    As long as it doesn't end with Prince dead from a coke (non-Phil) overdose...

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    I'm sure as soon as he's cleared to start baseball activity he will. He may not come back as rusty as some may think. But, that would really help for an Oct. run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
    Yeah, but I heard Martinez played several games at 3rd base for Ciudad, Boliva high school back in the day and he looked really good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drownwithyou View Post
    As long as it doesn't end with Prince dead from a coke (non-Phil) overdose...
    BTW, that show is the most uncomfortable 30 minutes on TV. I do not know why I can't stop tuning in. I really want Kenny to get it together and learn the knuckler and get April back...but sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ROMAD1 View Post
    BTW, that show is the most uncomfortable 30 minutes on TV. I do not know why I can't stop tuning in. I really want Kenny to get it together and learn the knuckler and get April back...but sheesh.
    I stopped watching after the episode after the coke death. When most of the characters have zero redeeming qualities, I find it hard to watch. I thought season one was hilarious, two was up and down, and the third one just went too far.

    (sorry for getting off topic for everyone else)

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    Quote Originally Posted by drownwithyou View Post
    I stopped watching after the episode after the coke death. When most of the characters have zero redeeming qualities, I find it hard to watch. I thought season one was hilarious, two was up and down, and the third one just went too far.

    (sorry for getting off topic for everyone else)
    I can't argue with any of that...

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    I just want to add that Lloyd McClendon is the best hitting coach in MLB history.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    I, for one, am really excited to see how leyland convinces selig to allow for a second dh.
    Baseball NEEDS Inge to at least be able to play in the field! We need Inge damnit!

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    I'd be surprised to see Victor back this season.

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    I'm assuming Martinez won't be back this season and I'm not sure I'd want him back. Even it he does come back, it will take him a while to get going and I'd be worried about his getting hurt. I think it would be better if he took the whole year off and came back fully strong and healthy next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelton View Post
    That's all well and good, but he's not going to have anywhere to play. Cabrera isn't going to last at third base and will be DH by June.
    I've been rather impressed with some of the plays he has made at 3B. Game 2 especially.

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