Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Sox Offer To Martinez Lower Than Previously Reported

According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, the Red Sox offer to free-agent J.D. Martinez was not for five years and $125 million but rather for five years and "around" $100 million. So, effectively, Boston is offering the potential Red Sox DH $20 million per year—way off from the Scott Boras range of $30 million per year (and more than five years). No wonder the two sides are in a stalemate. Most truly neutral observers gauge the 30-year-old Martinez's annual value at between $25 and $27 million. Stay tuned!