It might be exhausting to consider J.D. Martinez is achieved entertaining the Red Sox within the free-agent market, however he’s apparently telling individuals he’s “fed up” with their inflexibility.
In response to The Athletic, Martinez has each advised individuals he’s prepared to carry out for his worth and he’s uninterested in ready on the Red Sox, who’ve caught to their reported $one hundred twenty five million supply they gave him earlier within the offseason.
It is an intriguing state of affairs as Martinez could also be value greater than $one hundred twenty five million, however there merely is not a market on the market this winter to pay him extra.
Martinez’s agent, Scott Boras, is saying the worth for his shopper is seven years and $210 million after he hit .303 with forty five house runs and 104 RBIs in 2017.
The Red Sox look like the perfect touchdown spot for the previous Tigers and Diamondbacks slugger as they’ve each the cash to signal him and the willingness to exceed the posh-tax threshold of $197 million with an enormous contract.
Boston is the touchdown spot for Martinez, however additionally they do not need to go get him if they do not need to pay greater than the $one hundred twenty five million contract they’ve already provided.
“The truth is that we do have Hanley (Ramirez) as a DH,” Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski advised The Athletic. “If he bounces again, which we expect he can, we have now any person for each place we like.”