Victor Martinez

Word is out that the Red Sox have lost Victor Martinez to the Detroit Tigers. This along with the signing of Aubrey Huff might signal that the free agency period is finally starting to heat up.

Losing Martinez will leave a void in the line-up. While I’m not thrilled by this loss, I’m not too weeping either. Martinez is an outstanding value if he plays catcher, but it seems that he might be used more and more as a firstbaseman as time goes on. His offense is great as a catcher, but just ok as a 1b.

Either way, he is gone and the Red Sox will soon need to start building for 2011.