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Fantasy Update

Jul 22, 2017
Fox Sports Fantasy Baseball
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Detroit Tigers' lineup has been weakened with the trade of slugger J.D. Martinez to the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Jul 19, 2017
CBS Sports Fantasy Baseball
Who gains value with the J.D. Martinez trade? Who loses it? Scott White breaks down the deal between the Diamondbacks and the Tigers.
Jul 18, 2017
KFFL
Detroit Tigers OF J.D. Martinez (back) left the game early Monday, July 17, opposite the ...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 21, 2017
Is it too early to view Dawel Lugo as Tigers' third baseman of the future?

Is it too early to view Dawel Lugo as Tigers' third baseman of the future?

The 22-year-old, who made his debut at Double-A Erie on Thursday night, will be a real good third baseman at the Major League level, Tigers general manager Al Avila said after announcing the move. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Dawel Lugo, one of three minor-league infielders acquired by the Detroit Tigers in this week's J.D. Martinez trade, will be burdened with unusually high expectations for a player who's not even among the organization's top 10 prospects. The 22-year-old, who made his debut at Double-A Erie on Thursday night, will be a "real good third baseman at...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2017
Tigers, Royals lineups: Jim Adduci starting in place of J.D. Martinez

Tigers, Royals lineups: Jim Adduci starting in place of J.D. Martinez

Justin Verlander is on the mound for the Tigers. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Veteran outfielder Jim Adduci, recalled from Triple-A Toledo to replace J.D. Martinez, will start Wednesday night in right field for the Detroit Tigers. Alex Presley will start in center against Kansas City Royals right-hander Jason Hammel. Justin Verlander is on the mound for the Tigers.   Tigers lineup 1. Ian Kinsler, 2B2. Alex Avila, C3. Justin Upton, LF4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B5. Nicholas Castellanos, 3B6. Victor Martinez, DH7. Jim Adduci, RF8. Alex Presley, CF9. Jose Iglesias, SS Bench: C...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2017
J.D. Martinez trade: Why didn't Tigers hold out for better deal closer to deadline?

J.D. Martinez trade: Why didn't Tigers hold out for better deal closer to deadline?

General manager Al Avila didnt reveal Tuesday how many teams the Tigers were talking with about Martinez, but said it was far fewer than people imagined. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- While many were underwhelmed by the return for J.D. Martinez, Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila was faced with a potentially more unsettling possibility if he waited before pulling the trigger: Getting even less. The Tigers could have held out until closer to the July 31 trading deadline, hoping to attract more suitors and a better offer. But that plan carried its own risk. The...
Rox Pile Jul 19, 2017

What do the Rockies need to counter the Arizona’s J.D. Martinez trade?

J.D. Martinez was a potential target for the Rockies. Now, since the Diamondbacks have improved their team, what will the Rockies do? Yesterday, the Arizona Diamondbacks made a huge move to bolster their team as they acquired Detroit Tigers outfielder J.D. Martinez for three minor leaguers. He was, perhaps, the best rental on the market […] What do the Rockies need to counter the Arizona’s J.D. Martinez trade? - Rox Pile - Rox Pile - A Colorado Rockies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
J.D. Martinez traded to Arizona Diamondbacks from Detroit Tigers

J.D. Martinez traded to Arizona Diamondbacks from Detroit Tigers

J.D. Martinez had been the subject of trade speculation for weeks, and it reached such a crescendo Monday night that even his mom texted to ask if Detroit's star outfielder had been dealt when he left a game in Kansas City with a sore back.
MLB Daily Dish Jul 19, 2017
NL West: D-backs acquire J.D. Martinez

NL West: D-backs acquire J.D. Martinez

Here’s what’s going on in the National League West. In a trade with the Detroit Tigers, the Diamondbacks have acquired All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez. Heading the Tigers will will be infield prospects Jose King, Dawel Lugo, and Sergio Alcantara. The Dbacks are surprise presence in post-season contention. In an effort to widen their one game lead in the NL Wild Card, Arizona was on the hunt for a big bat. They found just that in the 29-year old, who is slugging a slash line of .305/.388/.630 his season, smashing 16 homers and 39 RBIs. Martinez is owed $4M for the rest of the season....
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2017
Moments after trade, a wistful J.D. Martinez was already talking about coming back

Moments after trade, a wistful J.D. Martinez was already talking about coming back

Its an indication of the depth of Martinezs love for the Tigers, and his affection for general manager Al Avila, that he did so little to hide his sadness at being traded. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- How disappointed was J.D. Martinez to leave the Detroit Tigers? In the moments after being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night, he was already broaching the possibility of coming back to Detroit in a few months when he becomes a free agent. It's a possibility that the Tigers have all but ruled out as they seek to cut costs and get younger. But it's an...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 19, 2017
Brad Ausmus on Tigers' sell-off: 'We have to look ourselves in the mirror'

Brad Ausmus on Tigers' sell-off: 'We have to look ourselves in the mirror'

If we were in first place, (the J.D. Martinez trade) wouldnt have happened, Ausmus said. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Detroit Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said it was tough to say goodbye to star outfielder J.D. Martinez, but the Tigers have no one to blame but themselves. "We have to look ourselves in the mirror," Ausmus said Tuesday night in his first comments since Martinez was traded the Arizona Diamondbacks. "If we were in first place, it wouldn't have happened. I have to be accountable as the manager. The coaches and the players all have to be accountable. The...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2017
Tigers lose teammate in pre-game trade, then beat Royals for 4th straight win

Tigers lose teammate in pre-game trade, then beat Royals for 4th straight win

Nicholas Castellanos singled, tripled and homered twice. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- We interrupt the ongoing trade talk to bring you this surprising bulletin: The Detroit Tigers have matched their longest winning streak of the season and have looked really good doing it. The Tigers beat the Kansas City Royals 9-3 Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium to win their fourth game in a row. It was just 90 minutes before the first pitch that the Tigers learned that teammate J.D. Martinez was being shipped to the Arizona Diamondbacks for three prospects. No matter. The 24 Tigers...
Washington Times Jul 18, 2017

LEADING OFF: JD Martinez joins Diamondbacks, Gray auditions

A look at what's happening all around the majors Wednesday: ___ WELCOME Star outfielder J.D. Martinez joins the Arizona Diamondbacks, a day after they got him from Detroit for a trio of prospects. Martinez is expected to take over in left field and provide sorely needed pop against left-handed pitching. ...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2017
National media reaction to J.D. Martinez trade, what Tigers got in return

National media reaction to J.D. Martinez trade, what Tigers got in return

Some panned the Tigers haul -- three infield prospects -- as far too little for someone like Martinez. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On Tuesday, the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired one of the game's best hitters.  The Detroit Tigers acquired...not much. At least not in the view of many national analysts. Some panned the Tigers' haul -- three infield prospects -- as far too little for someone like Martinez. But others were more sympathetic. No, the Tigers didn't get much, they said, but that's more a reflection of a frosty market for rental players. Here's a roundup of...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 18, 2017
J.D. Martinez trade: Here's what Tigers like about 3 prospects acquired from Arizona

J.D. Martinez trade: Here's what Tigers like about 3 prospects acquired from Arizona

I would say that were very happy with the package we got, general manager Al Avila said. KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The three slick-fielding infielders are at different stages of development. Only one is within two years of playing in the big leagues. None of them are sure bets. But Detroit Tigers general manager Al Avila said he was pleased with the prospects he received from the Arizona Diamondbacks for outfielder J.D. Martinez.  The headliner of the deal, and the only high-level prospect in the mix, is 22-year-old third baseman Dawel Lugo. Shortstop Sergio...

Instant Fantasy Baseball Reaction: Going from Tigers to Diamondbacks can only help J.D. Martinez's value

Who gains value with the J.D. Martinez trade? Who loses it? Scott White breaks down the deal between the Diamondbacks and the Tigers.
Chicago Tribune Jul 18, 2017

Diamondbacks acquire All-Star outfielder J.D. Martinez from Tigers

The Arizona Diamondbacks have acquired star outfielder J.D. Martinez from the Detroit Tigers for a package of prospects, hoping to solidify a trouble spot while making a run toward the playoffs. Detroit received Double-A infielder Dawel Lugo, switch-hitting infield prospect Sergio Alcantara and...
Sports Illustrated Jul 18, 2017

J.D. Martinez trade boosts Diamondbacks' playoff contenion, sparks Tigers' remodeling

The J.D. Martinez trade bolsters the Diamondbacks' playoff contention while it shuts the Tigers' long window of competing.

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