MLB trade rumors

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John Tomase
March 20, 2018 - 12:29 pm
With more infielders than spots on the Red Sox roster, something has to give. According to a report, it could be either Brock Holt or Deven Marrero. Per Sean McAdam of Boston Sports Journal , the Red Sox are shopping the two infielders. Marrero is out of options and would likely be claimed by a...
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USA Today Sports
John Tomase
February 20, 2018 - 2:41 pm
Here's a smattering of reaction from Red Sox players to the impending acquisition of slugging free agent J.D. Martinez, who should provide a much-needed dose of power. First baseman Mitch Moreland, who could lose at-bats in an arrangement that puts Hanley Ramirez at first and Moreland at DH: "He's...
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Logan Morrison
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John Tomase
February 09, 2018 - 6:28 pm
According to a report from NBC Sports Boston's Evan Drellich , the Red Sox have reached out to free agent first baseman Logan Morrison as insurance if they can't strike a deal with slugger J.D. Martinez. The Sox have been sitting on a reported five-year, $125 million offer for Martinez, leading The...
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Edwin Encarnacion
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John Tomase
February 07, 2018 - 1:43 pm
The Red Sox haven't spent the winter sitting around waiting for J.D. Martinez to decide whether or not to accept their five-year, $125 million offer. They've been seeking contingencies. Among them: Indians slugger Edwin Encarnacion. According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale , the Red Sox and Indians...
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John Tomase
January 18, 2018 - 7:47 pm
Taking Mookie Betts to arbitration doesn't seem to be in anyone's best interests, but speaking at the Boston Baseball Writers Dinner on Thursday, Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski explained why the team is probably headed for a hearing with the All-Star outfielder. Betts is...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:34 pm
Scott Boras held court at baseball's winter meetings on Wednesday in Orlando and addressed a number of Red Sox subjects, including trade rumors involving Jackie Bradley, J.D. Martinez's defense, and the man ways Eric Hosmer can impact an organization. To wit . . . -- On what separates Martinez in...
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Scott Boras
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John Tomase
December 13, 2017 - 1:23 pm
Baseball's most famous agent is big on aphorisms, and on Wednesday, the man who gave us the concept of the "pillow contract" added to his lexicon with an extended metaphor comparing baseball's winter meetings to a weather report. You can judge for yourself whether Scott Boras stuck the landing. "We...
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John Tomase
December 12, 2017 - 5:48 pm
Dave Dombrowski has a bat in mind that he believes will bolster the Red Sox offense. "We know who we want," he told reporters at baseball's winter meetings, but he's not ready to share the name. Reading between the lines, however, one player certainly springs to mind -- J.D. Martinez. Dombrowski...
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John Tomase
December 11, 2017 - 10:02 am
The Red Sox appear ready to move on from Gold Glove-caliber outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. if it will help them address their lineup's lack of power. According to a tweet from USA Today's Bob Nightengale , the Red Sox have made Bradley available in trade. One rumored destination? Chicago. The Cubs...
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J.D. Martinez
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John Tomase
November 01, 2017 - 1:46 pm
If the Red Sox plan on making a run at slugging outfielder J.D. Martinez this winter, their pursuit probably just got more expensive. According to WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Martinez has switched agencies, leaving Bob Garber and RMG Baseball for Scott Boras. Martinez is the best bat set to hit the...
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