Thursday, January 11, 2018

Martinez And Boras May Stonewall Into Spring Training

Boras (L); Martinez (R)
According to a report by Jon Heyman of, free-agent J.D. Martinez is willing to wait out the market—even as far as into Spring Training. The Red Sox have offered Martinez a five-year contract—but Dave Dombrowski has reportedly drawn a line in the sand on any additional years. Reportedly, at least two other teams have offered five-year pacts—but financial terms are not known on any of the offers. His Uber-Agent Scott Boras is seeking at least six years. His current team, Arizona, is likely one of the other suitors—a place he could play his desired outfield position. Also, the Diamondbacks recently hired Martinez's personal hitting coach. If all things are equal, he may just stay put in the desert. Stay tuned!