Monday, November 13, 2017

ESPN: Free-Agent J.D. Martinez Will Sign With Red Sox

A survey of ESPN "insiders" (whatever that means) shows that the Red Sox are the overwhelming choice to sign free-agent J.D. Martinez to a long-term deal. Clearly, Dave Dombrowski needs to beef-up the power quotient in the Boston line-up and Martinez may be the most efficient way to do that—without giving up big league and/or prospect talent. Despite UberAgent Scott Boras seeking a $200 million pact for the player he terms the "King Kong Of Slug", most observers think Martinez will land a contract of six years and about $140 million (or a little over $23 million per year). Stay tuned, as the General Manager meetings start today. (Getty Images)