Mazz: How to fix the Red Sox

Is there any way the Red Sox can address their problems swiftly enough to improve in both the short and long-term? The answer is yes. But it won’t be easy. The answer is yes. But it won’t be easy.

Mazz: Did J.D. Martinez quit on the Red Sox?

Martinez? Unless or until we find out more in a world with limited media access, he has no defense or excuse. It sure feels like Captain Video pulled a Manny Ramirez in New York last weekend, refusing to hit in one of the few games where the Red Sox have had a chance this season. Whether they won or lost the game is irrelevant. The whole point, this year especially, is to try.

Mazz: New rules mean a sudden change of identity for J.D. Martinez

Now here we are, two years later, and suddenly Martinez regards himself as a DH. Hmmm. How convenient. In case you missed it, baseball will employ a universal DH this year – that means in both leagues – and the rule will almost certainly carry over into the next bargaining agreement between players and owners. The days of pitchers batting for themselves have likely gone the way of the payphone, so guys like Martinez no longer need to be so disingenuous.

Mazz: For Chaim Bloom, a tough job just got tougher

Somebody - or somebodies - must go. And we mean somebody (or more than one) from the group of Nathan Eovaldi ($17 million), David Price ($31 million), Chris Sale ($25.6 million) and, yes, Mookie Betts, the last of whom has a projected salary of $27.7 million next summer and will be a free agent at the end of the 2020 season.

Red Sox Slugger J.D. Martinez Named A.L. Player of Month for August

The yearlong mash party for Red Sox designated hitter and legitimate MVP candidate J.D. Martinez did not stop in August, which was more than enough for the 31-year-old Martinez to earn American League Player of the Month honors. In a month that saw the Red Sox 'slump' more than any other month in what's been…

J.D. Martinez 'Absolutely' Open to Long-Term Deal With Red Sox

Boston Red Sox slugger J.D. Martinez has most definitely enjoyed his first four months in Boston. The feeling is certainly mutual, as Martinez enters the All-Star break with an MLB-best 29 homers and 80 RBIs, while his Red Sox have the best record in baseball through the first half of the season, at 68-30. The…

Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Among 2018 All-Star Game Voting Leaders

By Ty Anderson, 985TheSportsHub.com The production of Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez has undoubtedly been appreciated by Red Sox and baseball fans alike, with some downright staggering votes received out of the gate for this year's All-Star Game. In fact, Betts has been the leading vote-getter in the American League through the first update, with…