Victor Martinez never wants to leave the only organization he's known in his 11 pro seasons, according to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. V-Mart says he wants "to retire as an Indian" and can't envision himself in another team's uniform.
"This organization is great," Martinez said. "This organization has made me a better player and a better person. I love this organization."
The Indians hold a $7MM option for 2010 that they're expected to pick up, but Martinez has been involved in trade rumors this month because he's an impact bat and the Indians aren't in the race. The Indians would likely need to see a stunning offer to consider dealing him.