Outfielder J.D. Martinez reportedly has his eye on a serious chunk of change in free agency. On Tuesday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reported Martinez is asking for a seven-year, $210 million contract at the general manager meetings. Martinez played for the Detroit Tigers and Arizona Diamondbacks during the 2017 campaign and finished with a slash line of .303/.376/.690 with 45 home runs and 104 RBI. There is plenty to justify Martinez's asking price, not the least of which is the fact he is coming off such an impressive season. While the 45 long balls marked a career high, it was the fourth straight year he topped 20 homers. He hit 38 while slashing .282/.344/.535 on his way to a Silver Slugger in 2015. He is also only 30 years old and figures to continue producing at a high level for a number of seasons in the middle of his prime.
J.D. Martinez Rumors: Free Agent Seeking 7-Year, $210 Million Contract
Bleacher Report | Nov 15