Wojo: For Tigers and Victor Martinez, the end is near

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Wojo: For Tigers and Victor Martinez, the end is near
Wojo: For Tigers and Victor Martinez, the end is near

It's hard to watch. Victor Martinez takes his swings and trudges dutifully to first as he gets thrown out. Again and again, he hits the ball into the defensive shift, cursed by analytics and defeated by time. These are the final snapshots of a great career, and the Tigers seem willing to let Martinez complete the picture. But in their effort to be respectful, they're contributing to an undignified conclusion. And if they won't make the difficult decision to sit Martinez down, the proud pro should do it himself. This is not some angry, urgent demand. It's a simple plea. Martinez, 39, was too good for too long to go out like this, an aging shell on a rebuilding team, his formidable career numbers

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