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.
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.
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.
Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez strongly disagreed with the league's punishment for the 2018 sign-stealing investigation.
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 designated hitter J.D. Martinez will not opt out of his current contract with the team.
The Red Sox plan to slash over $30 million from their payroll this offseason.
Keeping both players and getting under the luxury tax is feasible, but it would create holes elsewhere on the roster.
Eduardo Rodriguez picked up the win, his 19th, giving him a chance to become the first Red Sox lefty in nearly 70 years to win 20 games in a season.
David Price thinks Red Sox could trade Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez, and even himself if they don't improve
Red Sox lefty David Price thinks the team could go into a full-on fire-sale if they don't turn things around.
Chris Sale struggled, the bullpen wasn't much better, and Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez picked up where they left off.
The reported Chris Sale could be a sign of things to come for the Red Sox and Dave Dombrowski.
The Sox finally got over the hump last year, so the question now becomes the following: how does president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski keep this together?
The Red Sox are making some tweaks to their lineup for Game 3 at Dodger Stadium.
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…
The Internet has dug up a 2013 gun-toting, inaccurately-quoting-Hitler Instagram post from J.D. Martinez' social media. On Tuesday, he answered for it.
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…
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…
J.D. Martinez could very well end up in a Red Sox uniform. The free-agent slugger reportedly has an offer for a five-year contract on the table from Boston.