Originally Posted by Boondock Saint
That's all true, but his protection is going to be just as good, if not better, in Detroit. He won't have the speed threat on ahead of him, but a good percentage of time, he's going to have a man or two on base or in scoring position, and probably a dangerous hitter on deck behind him. That's a lot of trouble.
I don't think he's any more trouble than Delmon Young is/was.
If Detroit is better next season, I think it will be because Martinez comes back and plays at pre-injury levels. Whether he does that is anybody's guess.
I'm sorry, I just don't think this signing is a game-changer in this division.