Free Agency

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Rob Bradford
November 05, 2019 - 3:25 pm
One of the annual traditions in Major League Baseball's offseason is MLB Trade Rumors coming out with its annual projections for free-agent signings. Tim Dierkes and his group have been remarkably on point over the years in their estimations, making the recently-released 14th version of the...
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Rob Bradford
November 04, 2019 - 11:06 am
J.D. Martinez has to make his decision by midnight tonight. At 12:01 a.m. the Red Sox offseason strategy will officially take root. Let’s take one last look at the whole ball of wax … If the 32-year-old decides to forgo the guaranteed three years, $62.5 million left on his deal with the Sox it will...
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Rob Bradford
October 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm
We are going to have to wait a little while longer for J.D. Martinez's decision. The designated hitter/outfielder has until 5 p.m. Monday to decide if he is going to opt-out of his current deal with the Red Sox or return and be paid $23.75 million for the 2020 season by Boston. But if Martinez does...
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Rob Bradford
October 29, 2019 - 7:38 am
Pedro Martinez has seen his fair share of general managers, first as a player and then as a member of the front office, himself. At this point, he has a pretty fair idea of what makes a good one. "A good GM, the first thing I’m going to tell you is being able to connect with the players in a good...
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Rob Bradford
October 28, 2019 - 5:46 pm
J.D. Martinez mentioned in spring training the Red Sox hadn't made a move to rework his current contract. "Nothing has happened," Martinez told WEEI.com the week leading into Opening Day , a reality he reaffirmed when the season began. Just days away the date Martinez will be forced to choose...
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Rob Bradford
October 27, 2019 - 7:34 am
It was Halloween night, 2002. A group of Red Sox interns that included current Arizona Diamondbacks assistant general manager Amiel Sawdaye and Adam Grossman, the Red Sox' modern-day Chief Marketing Officer, had sauntered back to the Fenway Park offices in between a full day of work and a night of...
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Rob Bradford
October 09, 2019 - 12:49 pm
If you're trying to envision a Red Sox lineup without J.D. Martinez Wednesday afternoon's report from Jon Heyman should be of some note. Twins are picking up Nelson Cruz’s $12M option for 2020. No surprise there. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 9, 2019 inez Cruz's potential availability would...
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Rob Bradford
November 12, 2018 - 5:10 pm
Craig Kimbrel has turned down a chance to make a guaranteed $17.9 million next season. The closer has decided to not accept the qualifying offer extended by the Red Sox. By doing so he turns his back on a one-year guaranteed deal in favor of testing the free agent market. MLB Trade Rumors projects...
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Rob Bradford
November 09, 2018 - 9:04 am
Think back to when the Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi. He was a pitcher who was somewhat familiar in these parts because he had been a Yankee, along with the fact he had spent the first chunk of 2018 with American League East foe Tampa Bay. Eovaldi had two Tommy John surgeries. Eovaldi threw hard...
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Rob Bradford
November 05, 2018 - 1:01 pm
What do the Red Sox need? Usually heading into the GM meetings -- which are unfolding the next few days in Carlsbad, Calif. -- it's pretty clear there is a priority. Last year it was getting someone who could hit the ball out of the park. Hence, J.D. Martinez. This time the conversation is a bit...
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