J.D. Martinez

WEEI
February 21, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Rick Porcello delivered the perfect sales pitch about the allure of playing for the Red Sox on this week’s edition of the “Bradfo Sho.” When asked about whether newcomer J.D. Martinez will handle Boston, Porcello talked about how the incessant pressure can be rewarding. “It's honestly a pleasure...
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John Tomase
February 21, 2018 - 12:07 am
The Yankees won the offseason so long ago, we've stopped thinking about them critically. Aaron Judge! Giancarlo Stanton! Gary Sanchez! Not since Monty Burns vanquished his biggest enemy has anyone so effectively blocked out the sun. But on Monday the Red Sox struck back, agreeing to a five-year...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2018 - 3:13 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Everyone knew this day was probably coming. J.D. Martinez's presence on the Red Sox is about to make things just a bit more complicated, which was why early Tuesday afternoon media members immediately went to the lockers of Mitch Moreland and Hanley Ramirez. "He's a force,...
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John Tomase
February 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
Here's a smattering of reaction from Red Sox players to the impending acquisition of slugging free agent J.D. Martinez, who should provide a much-needed dose of power. First baseman Mitch Moreland, who could lose at-bats in an arrangement that puts Hanley Ramirez at first and Moreland at DH: "He's...
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Ryan Hannable
February 20, 2018 - 9:34 am
The Red Sox finally have their man. On Monday, J.D. Martinez and the organization reportedly agreed to a five-year deal with an opt-out after two years, with Martinez making $110 million over the five years. He will likely be the power-hitter the Red Sox lacked last season. Appearing on Kirk &...
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Rob Bradford
February 20, 2018 - 12:40 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Maybe the Red Sox knew what they were doing all along. Same with J.D. Martinez and his agent, Scott Boras. Let's start with Martinez's new team. After more than a year of wearing out the "They should have signed Edwin Encarnacion!" conversation, Dave Dombrowski shoved it back in...
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Rob Bradford
February 19, 2018 - 4:53 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- The Red Sox have finally identified their replacement for David Ortiz. As was first reported by Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the team has finalized a deal with free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez. FanRagSports.com was first to surface the momentum. MLB.com reports it's a five-year deal...
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Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2018 - 11:50 am
The Red Sox held their first full squad workout Monday in Fort Myers, but it remains to be seen whether or not it will be the same group the team has on Opening Day. It's been speculated for virtually the entire offseason the Red Sox will sign J.D. Martinez, but yet he still remains a free agent...
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Rob Bradford
February 18, 2018 - 5:41 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Eduardo Nunez sauntered into JetBlue Park officially a member of the Red Sox at just about 11:30 a.m. Sunday. A few months ago, such a sight wouldn't have seemed possible. But there he was. "I told my agent before I was a free agent, I would love to come back," Nunez said. "The...
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Rob Bradford
February 18, 2018 - 10:24 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Deven Marrero woke up to the news Sunday morning. His offseason housemate had finally found a team. Upon learning that Eric Hosmer had agreed to an eight-year, $144 million deal with the Padres, Marrero -- who grew up with the former Royals first baseman, and has lived with him...
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