A search around the Internet for Victor Martinez to the Tigers opinions didn't prove to be as fruitful as I hoped, but here's the results:
MLB.com: Tigers close to finalizing deal with V-Mart
With Jason Beck apparently away on a break, Anthony Castrovince steps in and points out that VMart struggles at Comerica Park: "That makes for his lowest OPS (.671) at any park where he's logged at least 20 games played. Hopefully he and Jhonny Peralta turn their CoPa struggles around when it's their home park."
Roar of the Tigers: Open your paws and welcome Victor Martinez
Beyond leaving the question of what an open paw means, Samara shares the thoughts on V-Mart as only a fan of both the Red Sox (boo!) and the Tigers (yay!) can. Check out what her welcome-y paws say.
SB Nation Detroit: Tigers Sign Victor Martinez To Four-Year, $50 Million Deal
Ian weighs in
Freep: Tigers reportedly land free agent Victor Martinez
John Lowe notes the importance of having a switch hitter behind Miguel Cabrera.
FoxSports: Dominoes begin to fall in free-agent landscape
Jon Paul Morosi analyzes what the move means to Adam Dunn, Jayson Werth and the Tigers.
HardBallTalk: Tigers take $50 million risk that Victor Martinez is rare catcher to age well into his mid-30s
Aaron Gleeman wrote: "Martinez has less wear and tear than most 32-year-old catchers thanks to seeing significant action at first base. After logging 1,108, 1,233, 1,110, and 1,043 innings behind the plate in his first four full seasons he’s caught a combined total of 2,038 innings in the past three years, along with 763 innings at first base."
Tiger Tales: Tigers Close to Signing Victor Martinez
Lee assumes this means Detroit will stop looking at Adam Dunn and that they'll look for a cheaper corner outfielder than Jayson Werth or Carl Crawford. I concur with all of this.
Fangraphs: Victor Martinez To Detroit
While I understand David Cameron's hesitation about how Victor Martinez will age -- I have some of the same fears -- however, I don't believe his contract expectations are ever likely to occur in the real world. He's always far short of what teams will actually pony up.
DetNews: Victor Martinez is one nice addition to lineup, but won't be the last
Lynn Henning is right. So far, so good, but so much more to do!
ESPN Boston: What losing Martinez means for Red Sox
If you're curious about Boston's side of things, Gordon Edes breaks it down nicely.
Sabernomics: Valuing Victor Martinez
JC Bradbury values Martinez at $47 million over the life of the contract but doesn't go into details.