J.D. Martinez

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Rob Bradford
May 13, 2019 - 7:31 pm
The feeling by the time J.D. Martinez stepped to the plate in the eighth inning Sunday was seemingly universal: Let's get this over with already. The Red Sox were in complete command in their series finale against the Mariners, carrying a 9-2 lead with the rain continuing to pelt down on a 40-...
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Rob Bradford
May 09, 2019 - 8:27 am
BALTIMORE — A mountain of a man, Julio Martinez’s emotions don’t exactly get put on display while watching his son J.D. play baseball. Perhaps a big hit by the Red Sox here or there might elicit the brief raising of his arms, but that’s about it. Thursday it will be a bit more difficult for Julio...
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Rob Bradford
May 08, 2019 - 7:52 am
BALTIMORE -- It's been just 185 regular season games in a Red Sox uniform but predicting what's around the corner when it comes to J.D. Martinez doesn't seem all that difficult. It's why when the Red Sox eased into what would ultimately be an 8-5 win over the Orioles Tuesday night at Camden Yards...
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Rob Bradford
April 22, 2019 - 9:14 am
First impressions were a powerful thing when it came to J.D. Martinez last season. After 22 games it had become clear what the Red Sox' had in the middle of their lineup -- the kind of presence David Ortiz left behind two seasons before. Martinez kicked off his Sox' career well enough, hitting .306...
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Rob Bradford
April 05, 2019 - 10:08 am
OAKLAND -- As the Red Sox head into Phoenix for their three-game series against the Diamondbacks it's interesting to note what might have been. Certainly, that's what Arizona fans are thinking upon being re-introduced to J.D. Martinez. Talking to the Arizona-Republic, Martinez suggested that the...
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Mike Cratty
April 04, 2019 - 11:29 am
Throughout what has been a tough start to the season for the Red Sox, J.D. Martinez’s dominance has not gone away. The Red Sox slugger has hits in all seven games so far this season and is hitting .357 with two home runs and seven RBIs. His batting average is second on the team to Blake Swihart,...
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Rob Bradford
April 01, 2019 - 10:55 pm
OAKLAND -- Chris Sale. Then Xander Bogaerts. Who's next? When it comes to contract extensions/restructuring it doesn't appear as though J.D. Martinez is close to even being on-deck. According to a source familiar with the situation, the Red Sox and Martinez haven't held any discussions when it...
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Mike Cratty
March 28, 2019 - 2:36 pm
When it comes to the Red Sox' offseason approach, this year was a little different. The bullpen became the area of concern all winter and spring, but Dave Dombrowski did little to address it. Steve Lyons, Marc James, and Evan Drellich discussed this at the WEEI Red Sox Roundtable at Lord Hobo...
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John Tomase
March 26, 2019 - 8:08 pm
Nothing illustrates the size of your staff (stop snickering) quite like the special section. Blessed with an abundance of bodies? That sucker might be 64 pages and chock-a-block full of giant ads. Struggling to make ends meet? Try eight pages and a few lonely house ads. Then there's WEEI.com. We...
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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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