Buzz: V. Martinez to be traded within 48 hours

Buster Olney of espn.com is reporting that the Indians will move C/1B Victor Martinez before Friday’s trade deadline.

Olney quotes an American League official as saying now that the Indians have traded pitcher Cliff Lee to the Phillies, they will increase their efforts to deal Martinez.

“I don’t think they’d move one without thinking about moving the other,” the American League official said.

Martinez is hitting .285 with 15 home runs and 67 RBIs for the Indians, who have a club option on Martinez for the 2010 season.

I mean, wow, how exciting has this trade deadline been already? And to think we still have a couple of days to play with.

Thing is, league G.M.’s had an inkling a number of good players would be made available this summer, and planned accordingly when budgeting their resources last winter.

In any event, things should get real interesting over the next 48 hours.

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  • kiyo8

    are the dodgers in on vmart or not ? does this have anythin to do with the dodgers from what u r hearing ?

  • Dave R.

    Who cares? The Dodgers need pitching, not another bat.

  • MICKEYTOY

    No, it has been increasingly apparent lately that we could use a catcher . . .

  • Dave R.

    …and Martinez is below average defensively and hasn’t hit a lick since May. Yeah great move.

  • kiyo8

    martin 0-7 enough said dave u lose martinez can atleast hit gw hits :)