J.D. Martinez

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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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John Tomase
July 02, 2018 - 2:04 pm
Alex Rodriguez may still technically serve as a Yankees special assistant, but he's also an ESPN broadcaster and he's not letting his years in pinstripes cloud his objectivity. That's why, when the Globe's Nick Cafardo asked him to assess the relative talent level between the two rosters, Rodriguez...
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Ryan Hannable
July 02, 2018 - 1:32 pm
J.D. Martinez and Giancarlo Stanton were the two new additions in the American League East this season and at least so far, it appears Martinez is winning. Martinez currently has 25 home runs to Stanton's 18, and the Red Sox slugger is crushing him in another category -- All-Star votes. With four...
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July 01, 2018 - 12:04 am
NEW YORK — J.D. Martinez didn’t want to call it a wake-up call. But perhaps the Red Sox would agree that what transpired at Yankee Stadium over the past two days was at least somewhat of a reality check. It was too easy to listen to the questions, give all the answers and soak in the hype that was...
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Alex Reimer
June 28, 2018 - 2:05 pm
There are lots of ways to quantify the Red Sox’ power surge. They’re on pace for 232 home runs this season, which places them second in the American League. Last year, the Red Sox hit 168 home runs, finishing last in the AL. Boston’s power was on full display in its 9-6 win over the Angels...
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Rob Bradford
June 28, 2018 - 8:42 am
Scott Boras was just arriving at Dodger Stadium Wednesday, having just finished lunch with a few of his Cubs clients, when he received the news. J.D. Martinez just hit his 25th home run. This was the latest round of vindication. "We’re not at all surprised that he got his 25th home run. When you’re...
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