#5: Victor Martinez Goes Back to the 2014 Version
One of the most painful things to watch in baseball is Victor Martinez. He looks like he is hurting all of the time. It’s a wonder that he hasn’t ground his teeth down to nubs from the obvious pain he has running the bases.
Even though he was 35 years old in 2014, he was one of the best hitters in the game that year. He led the American League in OPS and OBP. He hit 32 home runs and he played in 151 games. Martinez looked like he felt good. And he played like a much younger man.
I want the 35-year-old Victor Martinez in 2017. He was intentionally put on base 28 times in 2014. He finished in second place in the MVP race that year, too.