J.D. Martinez

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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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Rob Bradford
February 15, 2018 - 11:26 am
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Jeremy Barfield is already one of the more intriguing players in Red Sox camp. This is a guy who was plucked out of Independent League ball at the beginning of 2017, going on to hit 27 homers in 92 games for Double-A Portland. (More on that in a bit.) Oh yeah, and he's also the...
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Rob Bradford
February 13, 2018 - 10:58 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Want to know why Mitch Moreland is here, and not preparing for accommodations in some free agent workout across the state? Listen to how the first baseman's 6-year-old son responded upon his father landing for another spring training at JetBlue Park. "He's fired up," Moreland...
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John Tomase
February 09, 2018 - 6:28 pm
According to a report from NBC Sports Boston's Evan Drellich , the Red Sox have reached out to free agent first baseman Logan Morrison as insurance if they can't strike a deal with slugger J.D. Martinez. The Sox have been sitting on a reported five-year, $125 million offer for Martinez, leading The...
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Rob Bradford
February 06, 2018 - 2:50 pm
J.D. Martinez isn't alone, and the Major League Baseball Players Association has taken notice. That much is abundantly clear with MLBPA boss Tony Clark issuing a sternly-worded statement, proclaiming that MLB teams are "engaged in a race to the bottom," with an unprecedented amount of free agents...
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John Tomase
January 18, 2018 - 5:00 pm
In short order, the offseason is going to give way to the actual season. Will the Red Sox have made any moves? Speaking to reporters at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner on Thursday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said the hunt for talent continues, but nothing is...
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Rob Bradford
January 11, 2018 - 11:03 am
Spring training might not be the end of this offseason, after all. According to FanRag Sports, Red Sox free agent target J.D. Martinez is willing to "hold out" for one more year than the Sox are currently offering, suggesting that the slugger could remain unsigned heading into February. Multiple...
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J.D. Martinez
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Rob Bradford
January 06, 2018 - 9:50 am
Right now, it looks like five years is the sweet spot for these front offices. Not only does it appear as though the Red Sox are valuing J.D. Martinez as a player worthy of a five-year deal, but according to FanRag Sports other teams are of the same mind. It's obviously not the landing spot...
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Rob Bradford
January 05, 2018 - 12:27 pm
It isn't difficult to find people to say positive things about J.D. Martinez. Starting with Arizona hitting coach Dave Magadan (read his comments by clicking here), and continuing with Scott Boras' statements at the MLB winter meetings, Martinez's on- and off-field prowess has gained almost...
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