J.D. Martinez

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John Tomase
July 19, 2018 - 8:38 am
The American League technically consists of 15 teams, but we only need to care about three of them. The Red Sox, Yankees, and Astros have dominated the AL since Opening Day. If the second half plays out like the first, the Red Sox will finish with 112 wins, followed by the Yankees (105) and Astros...
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Krystle Boyajian
July 18, 2018 - 12:28 pm
Although the Red Sox All-Stars didn’t play a huge role in the American League's 8-6 extra-innings win, Mitch Moreland had a successful first career All-Star Game, registering a pair of singles in three at-bats. Moreland entered the game in the sixth inning as a defensive replacement and went on to...
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Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
July 17, 2018 - 10:45 pm
Updates on the Red Sox All-Stars, who were largely bit players in the American League's 8-6 victory, in a game that featured a record 10 home runs, which accounted for all but one run. Astros teammates Alex Bregman and George Springer went back-to-back in the 10th to win it. -- Left-hander Chris...
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Rob Bradford
July 17, 2018 - 2:04 am
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- There is little debate that the Red Sox made a wise move in committing to J.D. Martinez this past offseason. It wasn't cheap, but the price they got the slugger (five years, $110 million) is appearing to be a relative bargain. The issue, however, is those opt-outs. Martinez can...
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AL All-Star lineups
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John Tomase
July 16, 2018 - 2:37 pm
The Red Sox are the best team in baseball and Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are their two best hitters, so it should be no surprise that they've been given positions of prominence in the American League All-Star lineup. Betts will bat leadoff for A.J. Hinch's AL squad, with Martinez slotting in at...
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Rob Bradford
July 16, 2018 - 10:04 am
The Home Run Derby is not a hitting coach's best friend. That we learned way back in 2011. After the '11 Derby, in which Adrian Gonzalez finished a close second to Robinson Cano, the then-Red Sox first baseman went through a dramatic power outage, hitting just one home run in the 36 games after the...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
July 14, 2018 - 2:14 pm
J.D. Martinez is showing no signs of slowing down with the All-Star Game approaching. The American League's starting DH, Martinez padded his league-leading stats on Saturday with a solo homer against the Blue Jays in the fourth inning. Martinez's blast over the Green Monster gives him 29 homers on...
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Alex Reimer
July 10, 2018 - 6:39 pm
J.D. Martinez is the Red Sox’ best big-money free agent signing since Manny Ramirez. The fact that he remained on the open market until late February looks stranger with each passing day. Martinez belted his league-leading 28th home run of the season Monday in Boston’s 5-0 victory over the Rangers...
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Alex Reimer
July 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
J.D. Martinez is the Red Sox’ best big-money free agent signing since Manny Ramirez. The fact that he remained on the open market until late February looks stranger with each passing day. Martinez belted his league-leading 28th home run of the season Monday in Boston’s 5-0 victory over the Rangers...
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