By: Mike Sullivan
@mikesullivan

1. MLB.com Tigers Beat Writer Jason Beck on the Tigers re-signing Victor Martinez: “The Tigers were pretty much determined they were going to do whatever it takes (to re-sign Victor.) They were hoping it wouldn’t take four guaranteed years; maybe be able to do three and an option instead. But this is the guy they had to have.”

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2. MLB.com Tigers Beat Writer Jason Beck on how crucial Victor Martinez is to the Tigers: “If the only thing they (Tigers) could do this off-season, was to re-sign Victor Martinez, they would be satisfied with it. He was seen as that important to these guys’ (Tigers) fortunes.”

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3. Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski on the Tigers trading for Anthony Gose: “Anthony is a true center fielder that can provide us with above average defense in center field with a good arm. He possesses above average speed and can steal bases at the major league level. He swings the bat from the left side and we feel that he will continue to improve his offensive game. We are very happy to welcome him to the club.”

4. Fox Sports Baseball Analyst Jon Morosi on the Tigers losing #1 Prospect Devon Travis: “I checked in with Tigers manager Brad Ausmus last night after the trade. He said he thinks very highly of Devon Travis as a player, as a person. He had a chance to maybe be a very athletic second basemen for this team in the very near future; however, they have Ian Kinsler there. He is a very close to major league ready second baseman.”

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5. Fox Sports Baseball Analyst Jon Morosi on the chances of Torii Hunter returning to the Tigers: “If you put Gose in center, Davis in left, and JD Martinez in right. We know Victor Martinez is going to be the DH now after yesterday’s news. You add all these things up in their totality and wonder if they’re really going to commit to Gose and going to commit to Rajai being an everyday left fielder, you wonder how many at-bats would be there for Torii Hunter. So I don’t think there’s the 500 plate appearance job waiting for the Tigers and Torii Hunter right now. If he wants to do that, he may end up actually going elsewhere.”