Poll: Who should fill V-Mart's shoes?

BY foxsports • January 18, 2012

With the potentially season-ending ACL injury to star catcher/DH Victor Martinez, the search begins to replace his .330 batting average, 103 RBI, .470 slugging percentage and an .850 OPS from last season.

A lot of names have been tossed around the cooler, but none seem to be the consensus choice to fill V-Mart's shoes, which should come as no surprise given the the consistent production over his career (.303 career average, .469 slugging and .840 OPS) as well as his standout performance the last two seasons in Boston and Detroit.

While no one player figures to replace Martinez, there have been a few names and scenario's that seem to be reoccurring with some voracity: Carlos Pena, Vladimir Guerrero, Juan Pierre, Derrick Lee and a potential trade scenario that could see Carlos Lee replacing the star on his cap with the Old English D.

Vote on the poll to the right for who you think the Tigers should acquire, and comment to discuss at the bottom of the page.








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