J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
March 21, 2019 - 8:36 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Just before the media surrounded Mookie Betts Wednesday morning to get his thoughts on baseball's biggest contract agreement - Mike Trout's $430 million extension - J.D. Martinez sat at his locker signing baseballs while clarifying his own lot in life. "Nothing has happened,"...
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Rob Bradford
March 19, 2019 - 1:21 pm
With Opening Day just more than a week away we're starting to lock in on predictions and projections. BetOnline Sportsboo k has gotten a jump on things by setting over/unders for Red Sox' players' 2019 production. Here is what they are going with: Mookie Betts, regular season batting average. Over/...
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J.D. Martinez on Dale & Keefe.
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John Tomase
March 13, 2019 - 12:58 pm
The Red Sox scratched outfielder/DH J.D. Martinez from their lineup on Wednesday with back tightness. According to reporters in Fort Myers, including Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald , Martinez is day-to-day. He had been scheduled to start in left field vs. the Twins. After missing more than...
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Rob Bradford
March 01, 2019 - 7:03 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's supposed to be a simple equation. You're a Major League Baseball player who has earned the right to make a significant career choice. Hence, FREE agency. Want to prioritize a certain organization in a specific part of the country? Sure. Or perhaps it's more about getting a...
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John Tomase
February 26, 2019 - 12:18 pm
Here's a simple question: How much does John Henry make in a year? The simple answer is none of us has any idea. We just know he's a billionaire. Now ask that question of David Price. Oh, that's easy -- $31 million. Or Mookie Betts, who just scored $20 million in arbitration. Or J.D. Martinez, who...
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Rob Bradford
February 24, 2019 - 8:02 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- J.D. Martinez can't stand to watch what is going on in baseball. That much is clear. He had a hard time biting his tongue last year when living through baseball's new way of doing things, ultimately landing his free-agent deal on Feb. 26 during spring training. Now that teams...
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John Tomase
February 21, 2019 - 8:40 am
Here's a tale as old as No, No, Nanette: you can't pay everyone. Even baseball's highest payroll isn't limitless, and Red Sox owner John Henry made it clear on Monday that he won't run the Red Sox as a loss leader. "We have free agency in baseball," Henry said. "We have a lot of young players who...
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Rob Bradford
February 19, 2019 - 8:11 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Before Jackie Bradley Jr. left the premises to spend the rest of Monday with his wife and young daughter he took one second to sum up spring training's first full workout. "Today," he told WEEI.com, "was a good day." The impetus for Bradley Jr.'s optimism stemmed from the...
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John Tomase
February 17, 2019 - 10:15 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- By the old-fashioned numbers, J.D. Martinez deserved legitimate consideration for the MVP award last year. But he knew two letters gave him no chance: D and H. Because he only played part-time in the outfield, Martinez didn't expect to receive serious consideration for the MVP,...
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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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