J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
December 12, 2018 - 3:10 am
LAS VEGAS -- The question was posed to Alex Cora Tuesday at the MLB winter meetings: Which player are you looking forward to watching take the next step? "Looking forward to Jackie the whole season," said the Red Sox manager. "That's going to be cool. We had a conversation at Christian (Vazquez's)...
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Rob Bradford
December 05, 2018 - 10:12 am
CAP CANA, Dominican Republic -- Sitting in a golf cart at the 11th Annual David Ortiz Golf Classic, the function's host got increasingly animated as he spoke. For David Ortiz, the topic of J.D. Martinez hits home. Before Martinez was the designated hitter who anchored the middle of the Red Sox'...
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Rob Bradford
November 22, 2018 - 2:03 pm
J.D. Martinez may have finished fourth in the American League MVP voting. And perhaps the Red Sox slugger (unbelievably) lost out for the honor of being named the best designated hitter in baseball to Oakland's Khris Davis. But he did win a World Series. And ... Martinez took to Instagram to post...
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Rob Bradford
November 08, 2018 - 8:01 pm
The awards keep rolling in for the Red Sox. Here's the latest (per the team's media relations) ... J.D. MARTINEZ AND MOOKIE BETTS EARN LOUISVILLE SLUGGER SILVER SLUGGER AWARDS Martinez Becomes First Player to Receive Two Silver Slugger Awards in a Season J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts have received...
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John Tomase
November 07, 2018 - 3:47 pm
J.D. Martinez is not an American League MVP finalist, and agent Scott Boras is hopping mad about it. Talking to Casey Stern on MLB Network Radio, Boras unloaded on voters who didn't place his client in the top three. "Every voter should be brought publicly into a forum and be taken to task for...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 1:34 pm
The MVP finalists are in and you’re never gonna believe this, but they’re ordered almost exactly like WAR. In the American League, the finalists are Mookie Betts (10.4), Mike Trout (9.8), and Jose Ramirez (8.0). They ranked 1-2-3 in Fangraphs WAR, or fWAR, which is not the kind of thing you’ll find...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 10:20 am
J.D. Martinez and Chris Sale played pivotal roles in the Red Sox winning a franchise-record 108 games and the World Series, but neither will be up for year-end awards. Martinez was not named a finalist for MVP, while Sale didn't make the final three in the Cy Young race. Because Sale basically didn...
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John Tomase
October 28, 2018 - 11:18 pm
LOS ANGELES – The 2004 Red Sox ended the Curse. The 2007 Red Sox proved it wasn’t a fluke. The 2013 Red Sox made Boston strong. Now comes 2018 and a new designation – the greatest Red Sox team of all. Baseball’s beasts finished their rampage through the postseason with a 5-1 victory over the...
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John Tomase
October 26, 2018 - 12:08 pm
Normally this kind of exercise would feel premature before a champion has been crowned, but let’s acknowledge the obvious: the Red Sox are gonna win the World Series, and probably sooner than later. This prompts a big-picture question: is this the greatest Red Sox team of all time? With all due...
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Ryan Hannable
October 25, 2018 - 2:09 am
Midway through Wednesday’s Game 2 of the World Series, things weren’t going so well for the Red Sox. They found themselves trailing 2-1, and going into the bottom of the fifth inning, Dodgers starter Hyun-Jin Ryu was starting to find a groove, retiring seven straight batters before the Red Sox...
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