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J.D. Martinez

Discussion in 'Boston Red Sox' started by BigKen, Jan 12, 2018 at 11:00 AM.

  1. BigKen

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    There are rumors circulating that J.D. Martinez has agreed in principal to sign a 5 year contract with the Red Sox. The Sox don't want to announce anything until they can make a trade or two. The biggest chip in those trade talks is Jackie Bradley Jr. Several teams have supposedly shown more than a passing interest and there's also some gossip that there could be a huge deal with Bradley and David Price being dealt together. No other team has been mentioned but the "speculation" is that it could be one of three teams.....Mets, White Sox or Cubs. No other players have been mentioned and I wouldn't want to try to evenguess what's going on.

    Anyone hear anything??
     



  2. Mike A. S.

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    Why would anyone trade for David Price and his contract unless the Red Sox are paying A LOT of his remaining contract and/or they're attaching someone really good with him?? And in my opinion it would need to be someone a lot better than Jackie Bradley, Jr. Unless they're simply paying so much of Price's contract to make it worthwhile.
     
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    They aren't trading JBJ they just gave him $6.1 million
     
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    I thought I had heard that he had signed a contract. Boston radio is getting a bit wacko. I think they do this stuff to get people riled up and thinking that huge things are in the making.

    Last few weeks have been awful with IT coming back and being an asshole about a tribute that ws going to happen and somehow got it cancelled. Then Paul Pierce was pissed because IT wanted his tribute on with Paul's.

    While that's going on, the Patriots are being dis-assembled by the media a week before their first playoff game.

    I think I'll just stay out of it until something's official.
     
  5. navamind

    navamind WATCH OUT FOR THEM DEVILS

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    Gee, ya think? Sports radio in general is crap and full of people trying to rile up fanbases. Boston/NE sports radio is no exception.
     
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    Yeah the media in general just sucks period! They want to scare everyone! However, they couldn't sign Betts (yet). Then again just because they signed JBJ doesn't mean they'll keep him I guess.

    Every year it's the same thing come play-off time and that's why I try not to listen to the media.
     
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    makes no sense to sign JD and trade JBJ.

    Keep the awesome OF D in tact and make him DH.
     
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    This. If JBJ's bat rebounds to 2015-16 levels I'm not sure Martinez would represent that much of an improvement over Bradley, if at all. Jackie was a 5 WAR outfielder in 2016 and put up 2.5 in just 74 games in 2015. JD's career high is 5 in 2015, though he did put up 4.0 in 2014 and 3.8 in 2017 despite missing 1/4 of the season. Martinez will be a much better hitter regardless, but JBJ is a much better fielder and baserunner. Not to mention I think the great outfield defense is a real boon to the pitching staff, I'd rather not break that up.

    I still think Santana would have been the best FA signing for the Sox.
     
  9. BigKen

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    Betts wouldn't take $6.5M. He wants $10.3M.
     
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    I would’ve loved Santana. Frankly they’re over the tax almost no matter what thanks to the dead weight. They could’ve signed Santana and jd