J.D. Martinez

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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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Rob Bradford
July 09, 2018 - 6:07 pm
Coming into Monday night against the Rangers, J.D. Martinez had played right field nine times for the Red Sox, but none of the appearances came at Fenway Park. That all changed after some rethinking by the Red Sox. For the first time this season, Martinez is manning right at Fenway Park, with...
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Rob Bradford
July 08, 2018 - 7:58 pm
The Red Sox will be well-represented in Washington, D.C. at next week's All-Star Game, with five players guaranteed to be going and one more in the mix. Having won the fan balloting at their respective positions were Mookie Betts (OF) and J.D. Martinez (designated hitter), with Chris Sale and Craig...
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Rob Bradford
July 07, 2018 - 11:05 am
People want to compare what Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez are doing to the days of the Manny Ramirez/David Ortiz combo, but they always stop short. The feeling is that as good as what we're seeing is, it can't be as good as those days of the two Red Sox sluggers. Through 89 games, it's better...
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Rob Bradford
July 05, 2018 - 12:41 pm
When the voting began for the American League All-Star team, there was some doubt about where J.D. Martinez would end up. He would ultimately make the team, but the notion of getting voted in as a starter was, despite his production, still in doubt. Martinez was, after all, in the same designated...
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