Saturday, December 16, 2017

DOH! J.D. Martinez Prefers Playing Outfield To DHing

Uh-Oh. Dave Dombrowski's "secret plan" to out-stare uber-agent Scott Boras might have hit a fatal land mine. Word from the camp of J.D. Martinez is that he prefers to play an outfield position and not DH. Clearly, Boston's plan is to have him replace David Ortiz at the designated hitter spot—since a young, athletic outfield—basically all center-fielders— is already in place (Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley, Jr., Mookie Betts). To our ears, this is simply a Boras-inspired ploy to goose up the $200 million asking price to "accommodate" a move to DH. So slimy! Stay tuned!