J.D. Martinez

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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
October 06, 2019 - 7:53 am
What Scott Boras said about his client shouldn't have surprised anyone. "When you go back and look at the last three years, this is one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball," the agent said on the "Big-Time Baseball" podcast when talking about J.D. Martinez. "This is a person who is a...
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Rob Bradford
September 30, 2019 - 7:37 am
It was the kind of dynamic performance that has surfaced this conversation in the first place. Mookie Betts dashing home on a simple dribbler into right field, sliding head-first into home and then celebrating the season-ending walk-off win with a group of adoring teammates. A week before it was...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2019 - 6:41 am
Mitch Moreland summed up the stark reality of what most likely awaits. “The way free agency has become it’s not fun anymore,” the Red Sox first baseman said. It’s hard to argue. It’s the reason you’re seeing the trend of elite players signing contract extensions come back into vogue, with others...
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Ryan Hannable
August 20, 2019 - 3:19 pm
For two of the Red Sox' biggest superstars -- Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez -- their futures in Boston are not certain. Betts is under contract for one more year before he can become a free agent following the 2020 season. Appearing on Ordway, Merloni & Fauria as part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy...
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Sam Cohn
August 13, 2019 - 2:39 pm
The Red Sox lost their third straight game on Monday night, falling further in the AL wild card standings and continuing to struggle late in games, but amidst the hardship J.D. Martinez continues to find success at the plate. Trailing 5-1 in the top of the fourth inning, Martinez hit his 28th home...
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Rob Bradford
August 10, 2019 - 1:07 am
In case you forgot what J.D. Martinez was all about ... This is a guy who since July 20 -- or the last games he has played in -- is hitting .425 with a 1.326 OPS and eight home runs. Not a single game has gone by during the stretch where Martinez has not reached base at least once. Friday night he...
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Sam Cohn
August 08, 2019 - 11:56 am
J.D. Martinez is in the midst of a six-game hitting streak that has helped provide life at the plate for a struggling Red Sox offense. After being scratched from the lineup in the first game of Boston’s series with the Kansas City Royals, Martinez hit a ground rule double to right field and a...
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Nick Friar
August 03, 2019 - 11:28 pm
After only pushing across two runs in Game 1 of Saturday’s doubleheader at Yankee Stadium, the Red Sox offense looked better in Game 2. Not as good as it can be, but more like its normal self. Still wasn’t enough. Neither was the players-only meeting the team had between games. "When things get...
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Rob Bradford
July 25, 2019 - 10:19 am
The question was simple: "What is it like to be traded?" The answer was even more succinct: "It's weird." There are six members of the active Red Sox roster who have been dealt in the middle of a season - Andrew Cashner, David Price, Eduardo Rodriguez, Heath Hembree, Nathan Eovaldi and J.D...
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