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Victor Martinez

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9 Notable MLB Free Agents To Keep Tabs On

With the offseason officially upon us, we say goodbye to the 2014 teams that we loved and hated and to the players on those rosters. I say this because the free agency period begins on Tuesday and there are many, many big-time players and MVP caliber athletes who can make an impact wherever they sign and cause chaos to the team they leave.

10/31/2014

Victor Martinez. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Will Seek Left-Handed Power

Victor Martinez, Adam LaRoche and Melky Cabrera are options for the White Sox to consider.

CBS Chicago–10/13/2014

Torii Hunter. (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Levine: Torii Hunter Would Be Perfect Veteran Fit For Cubs

Cubs brass wants to add a veteran leader, and Hunter is a free agent with plenty left in the tank.

CBS Chicago–10/06/2014

White Sox general manager Rick Hahn. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: White Sox Should Have Money To Chase Top Free Agents

Chicago will keep an eye on the likes of Victor Martinez and James Shields.

CBS Chicago–10/02/2014

Chris Sale #49 of the Chicago White Sox pitches to the Detroit Tigers in the first inning at U.S. Cellular Field on August 30, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jeffrey Phelps/Getty Images)

Report: Sale, Ventura Had Heated Argument After Drama Against Tigers

Chris Sale later apologized, and Robin Ventura says they’re “good.”

CBS Chicago–09/30/2014

The White Sox's Marcus Semien is tagged out by Cubs catcher Welington Castillo on May 5. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox Both Nab Protected Draft Picks

It pays to be really bad instead of middle-of-the-pack bad.

CBS Chicago–09/29/2014

Detroit's J.D. Martinez, left, and Rajai Davis celebrate during the Tigers' 6-1 win against the White Sox at Comerica Park on Wednesday afternoon. (Duane Burleson/Getty Images)

Tigers Top White Sox After Benches Clear

Chris Sale allowed just one run in six innings, but the Chicago bullpen falter again.

CBS Chicago–09/24/2014

Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers reacts hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of Game Three of the American League Championship Series against the Texas Rangers at Comerica Park on October 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Levine: Free Agent Martinez Will Be Priority For White Sox

The Tigers’ DH has been the center of attention for major-league scouts, who are looking to define their off-season pursuit of talent for next year.

08/29/2014

MLB commissioner Bud Selig. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Baffoe: Hopefully, Crimes In The All-Star Game Are Selig’s Punishment

What’s Bud Selig’s legacy? An idiotic home-field advantage rule and PEDs.

CBS Chicago–07/08/2014

Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the first inning on June 12,  2014 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Levine: Scherzer Outduels Sale With First Career Shutout

It was a game that lived up to the hype of two ace pitchers throwing dominant games. Chris Sale and Max Scherzer both lived up too their reputations, throwing outstanding ballgames through seven innings.

06/13/2014

Tyler Flowers #21 of the Chicago White Sox dives back to first base ahead of the throw to Victor Martinez #41 of the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on June 9, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Getty Images)

White Sox Stop Slide With 6-5 Win Over Tigers

Jose Abreu hit a two-run homer in Chicago’s three-run fifth inning, and the White Sox snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

06/09/2014

Authorities respond to a person in the water early Monday in Montrose Harbor on the North Side. / NVP News Video

Body Of Male Recovered From Monrose Harbor

Divers have located the body of a male who went into Lake Michigan early Monday. A woman had been rescued in critical condition from the same incident.

04/29/2014

Alex Avila #13 of the Detroit Tigers hits a two-run single in the 3rd inning against the Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field on September 10, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Miscues Help Tigers Win 9-1

Conor Gillaspie committed three of the White Sox’s four errors in a 9-1 loss Tuesday night to the Detroit Tigers.

09/10/2013

Victor Martinez is congratulated by teammates after scoring a run. (Photo by Brian D. Kersey/Getty Images)

Tigers Beat Sox, Avoid Sweep At U.S. Cellular

Miguel Cabrera hit a towering three-run homer and the Detroit Tigers ended a three-game skid, beating the Chicago White Sox 6-4 Wednesday.

08/14/2013

Hernan Perez #26 of the Detroit Tigers slides safely into second base with a steal as second baseman Jeff Keppinger #7 of the Chicago White Sox puts on a late tag during the fifth inning at U. S. Cellular Field on July 22, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Sale Outpitched By Scherzer As Sox Lose To Tigers 7-3

Max Scherzer outpitched Chris Sale in a marquee matchup of All-Star starters, and the Detroit Tigers overcame Miguel Cabrera’s injury to beat the Chicago White Sox 7-3 on Monday night.

07/22/2013

Victor Martinez. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Tigers’ Martinez Could Miss 2012 Season After Tearing ACL

Tigers star Victor Martinez has injured his left knee and is likely to miss most of the 2012 season.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

Jose Valverde celebrates the win over the White Sox Wednesday. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Tigers Rally To Sweep Sox, Win 12th Straight

White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen no longer sees the fight in his team. Paul Konerko doesn’t see it, either. The Chicago bullpen blew a three-run lead in the ninth inning and the Detroit Tigers beat the White Sox 6-5 in 10 innings on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2011

Justin Verlander. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images)

Verlander Leads Tigers Past White Sox 5-0

Gavin Floyd surrendered a run in the second, and three more in the sixth. Not nearly good enough against the favorite for the AL Cy Young Award.

09/13/2011

Adam Dunn #32 of the Chicago White Sox hits a two-run home run in the 1st inning against the Detroit Tigers at U.S. Cellular Field on July 26, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

White Sox Fall To Verlander, Tigers 5-4

Justin Verlander got his 14th win and Wilson Betemit had a two-out, go-ahead single in the eighth inning Tuesday night as the Detroit Tigers beat the Chicago White Sox 5-4 and increased their lead in the AL Central.

07/26/2011

Phil Humber #41 of the Chicago White Sox pitches in the first inning during the game against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park on July 17, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Tigers Avoid Sweep, Beat White Sox 4-3

Ozzie Guillen kept his cool after his team let an early lead slip away, and he had a good reason for his optimistic outlook. By taking two of three from the Detroit Tigers, the Chicago White Sox showed they could compete with another AL Central contender.

07/17/2011

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