Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Will Discounted Frazier Signing Affect Sox And Martinez?

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The fact that ex-Evil One Todd Frazier has signed a "discounted" deal with The Metropolitans might have a cascading effect on other free-agents—including Red Sox target J.D. Martinez. Frazier inked a two-year, $17 million pact to play 3B in lovely Flushing. That's $8.5 million per year for those of you who are cipher-impaired. Chump change! Maybe Uber-Agent Scott Boras will abandon his ridiculous asking price for Martinez and the two sides can settle on a reasonable compromise—say, five years and $130 million—with a mutual option for a sixth year tied to bench-marked incentives. Stay tuned!