Friday, March 9, 2018

POLL: Four In Ten Want J.D. Martinez As DH—Period

Final voting in our latest FenwayNation Poll shows that a plurality of readers (40%) want J.D. Martinez to just be the Red Sox DH—and not take outfield starts away from Andrew Benintendi, Jackie Bradley, Jr., or Mookie Betts. As the chart shows, with the assumption that Martinez will get some OF time, 33% think JBJ should lose most of those starts. Just about one-quarter of readers voting (23%) think the reduced OF load should be spread evenly across all three players. Only 3% think Benny Biceps should lose the most starts to J.D., while only 1% feel the same way about Mookie.