J.D. Martinez

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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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Rob Bradford
July 18, 2019 - 1:46 pm
J.D. Martinez's numbers heading into Thursday were good. We're talking .289 with a .889 OPS and 19 home runs. But ... Since the designated hitter/outfielder returned from the All-Star break he has run into a bit of a downturn, managing three hits in 26 at-bats. It's been enough of a slump to raise...
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Rob Bradford
July 09, 2019 - 7:40 am
It's a conversation that has been happening in clubhouses throughout Major League Baseball, albeit just not in boisterous tones. That changed Monday. When asked about the idea that the baseballs used by MLB have been altered, Houston Astros starter Justin Verlander didn't hold back. "It's a f---ing...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2019 - 6:59 pm
Within a 45-minute meeting with the media one day before this year's MLB All-Star Game, the topic made up approximately three minutes. Nonetheless, J.D. Martinez discussing how he is viewing his contract status at the conclusion of the 2019 season was one of the more noteworthy subjects the Red Sox...
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