J.D. Martinez RUMORS & NEWS

  • J.D. Martinez Has (Legitimate) Bone To Pick With MLB All-Star Voting Process

    NESN "J.D. Martinez loves democracy as much as the rest of us. Just not when it comes to Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game. As in past years. the starting lineups for the American and National Leagues at the 2018 MLB All-Star Game will be chosen exclusively by fan vote. Fans..." June 04

  • Mookie Betts and J.D. Martinez don’t have any interest in participating in the Home Run Derby, either

    Hardball Talk "Earlier, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge more or less cemented what we already knew: that he doesn’t have any interest in defending his Home Run Derby title in July when the All-Star festivities are held at Nationals Park. It sounds like Red Sox outfielders Mookie..." May 24

  • So far, J.D. Martinez has been superior to Giancarlo Stanton

    WEEI Boston "Good things happen to those who wait. The Red Sox didn’t sign J.D. Martinez until late February, nearly two and a half months after the Yankees had acquired Giancarlo Stanton. So far, the Red Sox got the better slugger for potentially $133 million less.  Martinez blasted..." May 20

  • J.D. Martinez Contract Includes Medical Protection For Red Sox, Third Opt-Out For Martinez

    MLB Trade Rumors "After a week of medical reviews and some reported alterations to the language in his five-year, $110MM contract, J.D. Martinez was introduced by the Red Sox at a press conference this morning (video link via MLB.com). Seemingly, the Lisfranc foot injury that hampered Martinez early in the 2017..." February 26

  • The Diamondbacks will be OK without JD Martinez

    Locked On MLB "Now that J.D. Martinez is (almost) officially headed to the Boston Red Sox, the Arizona Diamondbacks can move on with an offseason that still feels incomplete. It feels like an inactive offseason for Arizona because the results haven’t been there in terms of completed deals. They haven’t made..." February 20

  • What Other Teams Could Emerge For J.D. Martinez?

    MLB Trade Rumors "For the last several weeks, virtually all of the buzz around J.D. Martinez has centered around two teams — the Red Sox and Diamondbacks. Various reports have stated that the Sox have a five-year offer on the table for the slugger that is worth somewhere between $100MM and $125MM, possibly closer..." February 15

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees to benefit from Red Sox low-balling JD Martinez?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On paper, the Yankees seem like the team to beat in the American League East. After all, they came within a game of reaching the 2017 World Series, and all they did during the offseason was add NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton and his 59 home runs to the lineup. But to win the division, the Yankees..." February 13

  • J.D. Martinez’s offer from the Red Sox was not quite as big as reported

    Hardball Talk "This is interesting, both for what it means for J.D. Martinez and the Red Sox and for what it means for this odd offseason. It was widely reported earlier this offseason that free agent slugger J.D. Martinez was given a $125 million offer by the Boston Red Sox, who are seen as his primary..." February 13

  • D-backs looking at creative ways to keep JD Martinez

    Fanrag Sports "The Arizona Diamondbacks remain engaged in negotiations with J.D. Martinez, and retain a decent chance to keep the free-agent slugging star in spite of a public perception that the Boston Red Sox are the clear favorite. Martinez’s agent Scott Boras recently had a third in-person meeting with..." February 13

  • MLB Rumors: Yankees stealing 'fed up' J.D. Martinez from Red Sox?

    Newark Star-Ledger "If you thought the Yankees lineup was a juggernaut already, imagine adding free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez to the mix. No, the Yankees aren't on the cusp of signing right-handed masher. But if talks between Martinez and the Boston Red Sox continue to sour during spring training, a fascinating..." February 12

  • Report: D-Backs Owner Met With Scott Boras About J.D. Martinez This Week

    12 Up "​Let the competition...begin again? For real? Potentially? While it seems like the Red Sox and J.D. Martinez are simply staring each other down for the remainder of the offseason like a pair of lions, circling and waiting to pounce. But if the D-Backs have their way, they'll pop back into..." February 12

  • ESPN Writer Believes Yankees Should Punish Red Sox and Steal JD Martinez

    12 Up "​Drake's "Big Rings" is going to be the theme song in the Yankees clubhouse this entire season. "I got a really big team, and they need some really big rings" will be played on repeat-- and for good reason. With Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez highlighting the Bombers' lineup,..." February 09

  • Red Sox Rumors: J.D. Martinez 'Fed Up' with Boston, Could Sign with Another Team

    Bleacher Report "J.D. Martinez is reportedly considering turning down a contract offered by the Boston Red Sox unless they change their bid. Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, Martinez has told people he is "fed up with the Red Sox's inflexibility" and would prefer to sign with a different team. Jon Heyman..." February 07

  • Report: Red Sox have offered JD Martinez five years, $100 million

    Larry Brown Sports " J.D. Martinez reportedly has an offer in hand from the Boston Red Sox, and it’s easy to see now why he hasn’t taken it. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Martinez has an offer from the Red Sox for roughly five years and $100 million." January 17

  • J.D. Martinez Willing To ‘Hold Out’ Until He Gets Desired Offer

    NESN "The baseball world is waiting on J.D. Martinez to make a decision, and by the sounds of it, Martinez himself is ready to make them wait even longer. The free agent slugger is the best bat on the market, and a handful of teams have reported interest in the 30-year-old. But Martinez and agent..." January 11

  • Red Sox and JD Martinez remain in stalemate

    Fanrag Sports "Top free-agent slugger J.D. Martinez and the Boston Red Sox have been engaged in a staredown/stalemate for weeks. And judging by Martinez’s commitment to the cause, it may go on quite awhile longer. Miami acquaintances of Martinez say he is willing to “hold out,” certainly into spring training,..." January 11

  • J.D. Martinez has five-year offer from Boston, per report

    Mass Live "The Red Sox have made a five-year offer to free agent slugger J.D. Martinez, USA TODAY's Bob Nightengale reported. Nightengale didn't report how much money Boston offered. President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has said his priority is to add a middle of the order hitter. But he..." January 02