J. D. Martinez

Boston Red Sox: Potential Underrated Free Agency Targets [Opinion]

Looking ahead at the upcoming MLB free agency period, there are quite a few high-profile names available. It is expected to be one of the busiest …

Jonathan Lucroy

Inbox: Which impact bat could Red Sox add?

Beat reporter Ian Browne answers fans' questions<p><b>Name the big bat you think is going to be here.<br>-- @stephentroio</b><p>Fine. Put me on the spot. I don't …

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Power-starved Red Sox must lure Giancarlo Stanton from Fish

BOSTON -- Dave Dombrowski sat behind a desk in a hotel suite at the winter meetings last December, a hot-off-the-presses copy of the new collective …

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Toronto Blue Jays reportedly interested in J.D. Martinez

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 06: J.D. Martinez<p>The Toronto Blue Jays could find themselves in the offseason sweepstakes for free agent outfielder J.D. …

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Minnesota Twins: 5 undervalued free agent hitters to pursue

As the Minnesota Twins look to the offseason, where could they possibly invest some money to get a bargain bat?<p>The Minnesota Twins have been rumored …

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5. Cleveland Indians

The winningest team in the American League last season is a good bet to steamroll the competition in 2018 too. Another year of experience for 2017 …

Jason Kipnis

8. Arizona Diamondbacks

One of the worst pitching staffs in baseball became one of the best in a span of one year. Zack Godley and his curveball of death engineered a big …

Taijuan Walker

MLB free agent predictions: Where J.D. Martinez, Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta will land

The period between the general manager meetings and the winter meetings – set to run this year from Dec. 11-14 – often brings about a spurt of free agent activity as MLB teams flush with cash are eager to spend it before the holidays.<p>So look for the action to start picking up sometime after the …

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WATCH: Why J.D. Martinez is not good fit for Blue Jays

MLB insider Jon Paul Morosi discusses the rumours that the Blue Jays are in on free agent slugger J.D. Martinez, says he doesn’t see this management …

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Blue Jays Rumors: J.D. Martinez

Jon Heyman tells us that the Blue Jays could be a “dark horse” (running on a dark race course)(I need Hugo around to get the reference) candidate to …

Toronto Blue Jays

Arizona Diamondbacks: Who could replace Martinez?

A healthy Yasmany Tomas could be an option for the possible departure of J. D. Martinez. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)<p>Arizona Diamondbacks and …

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Daily Red Sox Links: Blake Swihart, J.D. Martinez, Carlos Santana

Could Blake Swihart play second base? (Jen McCaffrey; MassLive)<p>If you need offense this offseason, J.D. Martinez is the best you can do. (Grant …

Carlos Santana

Report: Martinez on Blue Jays' radar

J.D. Martinez, one of the biggest free agents on the market this off-season, is on the Toronto Blue Jays’ radar, according to a report from Jon …

Jon Heyman

Diamondbacks spring training schedule 2018: D-Backs host ASU to open spring training play

Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>CLOSE<p>WATCH THE LATEST VIDEOS FROM THE DIAMONDBACKS AND THE MLB Shot Clock: Why Goldschmidt should be MVP | 2:20<p>azcentral sports' Greg …

Torey Lovullo

MLB Rumors: Blue Jays Could Be Candidate For J.D. Martinez

It's that time of year again where major league baseball's free agency will spark a lot of rumors and a lot of deals in teams hopes that a player …

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Phillies: Why overspending on this year’s free agent class is a bad idea

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Yu Darvish<p>The Phillies certainly have the ability to make a big splash in free agency if they want to. However, it’s …

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MLB free agency: Blue Jays could be in play for J.D. Martinez

The Blue Jays may be a team that could land free agent outfielder J.D. Martinez this offseason, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.<p>Heyman says …

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Tigers add 8 young players to 40-man roster

The Detroit Tigers added eight young players to their 40-man roster on Monday, protecting them being selected in next month's Rule 5 Draft.<p>The Tigers …

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Unpacking Early Blue Jays Hot Stove Rumours

While the offseason has given us pretty much nothing but non-stories and pure speculation to talk about (even amongst the league’s newsbreakers), …

Toronto Blue Jays

Report: Tigers' Kinsler drawing interest from Angels

Earlier this month, Detroit Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler predicted there would be "a lot of rumors" about him this offseason, and, well, he was …

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Should the Red Sox pursue Giancarlo Stanton or J.D. Martinez?

Tony Massarotti says for the Red Sox, it's Giancarlo Stanton or bust, but Evan Drellich suggests J.D. Martinez as an option instead.

Giancarlo Stanton

J.D. Martinez is the best hitter on the free agent market

The best hitter of the 2017-2018 free agent class is available to sign, and all your team needs to do is spend.<p>No one will remember this, but there was a time <i>this year</i> when no one cared about J.D. Martinez. The trade deadline was approaching, the Tigers knew they had to deal him, and the response …

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Tigers add seven prospects to 40-man roster, sign LHP Ryan Carpenter

CLOSE<p>First a World Series win, now a beautiful Tuscan wedding. Newly married couple Kate Upton and Justin Verlander have a lot to celebrate. Us …

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Yankees should go after free agent slugger J.D. Martinez

Teams will push hard to sign power-hitting outfielder J.D. Martinez. Will the Yankees be one of them? J.D. Martinez is the most sought-after free …

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Hochman: This offseason is do or die for Cards' identity

These next 11 months aren’t just about the team returning to the playoffs, it’s about the brand returning to a status.

Stephen Piscotty

Predicting when big free-agent moves will start based on the last decade

Free agency has been open for nearly three weeks, and so far, it's been a slow process.<p>While Justin Upton re-signed with the Los Angeles Angels and …

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Baltimore Orioles: Enjoy Manny Machado while you can

BALTIMORE, MD - AUGUST 18: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles hits the game winning grand slam in the ninth inning against the Los Angeles …

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Red Sox Notes: Offseason, Brentz, 40-Man

Some notes from Fenway Park…<p>With the Red Sox looking for power bats this winter, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald looks at how making a big …

Andrew Benintendi

Which Hot Stove dominoes will be first to fall?

We need just one or two dominoes tumbling to get the Hot Stove going. If it's the right guy -- say Jake Arrieta to the Phillies or Lorenzo Cain to …

Pat Neshek

Why the Boston Red Sox should but won’t land Giancarlo Stanton

Heading into this offseason, Dave Dombrowski and the rest of the Boston Red Sox front office were ready to make some big changes in both the coaching …

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