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Call to the Pen Nov 17, 2018

Boston Red Sox: Debunking the J.D. Martinez MVP narrative

The idea that J.D. Martinez was the Boston Red Sox MVP and Mookie Betts was the AL MVP is ridiculous. Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts easily won the AL MVP Award on Thursday, with 28 of the 30 first place votes and two second place votes. It was a well-earned award for the 25-year-old […] Boston Red Sox: Debunking the J.D. Martinez MVP narrative - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Nov 15, 2018
Mookie Betts caps magic year with AL MVP award

Mookie Betts caps magic year with AL MVP award

Subtitle: First for Red Sox since Dustin Pedroia in 2008You Betts believe it.Mookie Betts won the 2018 American League Most Valuable Player Award last night, beating Mike Trout (second place) and Jose Ramirez in voting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez finished fourth.After finishing second two seasons ago and then tailing off slightly in 2017, the 26-year-old Betts surged to another level of all-around play this season to earn his first MVP award. After four full seasons, the trophy further legitimizes Betts’ already secure spot on...
The Republican Nov 15, 2018
Mookie Betts wins 2018 AL MVP: Boston Red Sox star outfielder beats out Mike Trout; J.D. Martinez places fourth

Mookie Betts wins 2018 AL MVP: Boston Red Sox star outfielder beats out Mike Trout; J.D. Martinez places fourth

Mookie Betts has won the 2018 American League MVP award. He became the first Boston Red Sox player to win the award since Dustin Pedroia in 2008.
Over the Monster Nov 15, 2018
Mookie Betts wins the MVP

Mookie Betts wins the MVP

Nothing but respect for my MVP Awards week officially came to a close on Thursday with the grand finale. Both leagues awarded their Most Valuable Player awards, and baseball’s best team was voted to have been home to the American Legue’s most valuable player. It wasn’t much of a surprise in the end, but Mookie Betts came out on top and won his first career MVP. He received 28 first place votes, with Mike Trout and J.D. Martinez getting the others. This is the perfect end to a magical season for the Red Sox, with their best player being given the top individual honor in the sport....
Over the Monster Nov 11, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Jerry Remy, J.D. Martinez

Daily Red Sox Links: Jerry Remy, J.D. Martinez

We got some fantastic news on Saturday, as Jerry Remy announced that he is cancer-free, and hopefully forever. (John Tomase; WEEI) J.D. Martinez wasn’t a finalist for MVP, as you may have heard. Was he the most important player, though? (Mike Lupica; MLB) Sean McAdam gets some scouting reports on all of Boston’s prospects currently down in Arizona, along with some other notes. (Sean McAdam; Boston Sports Journal) ($$) The GM Meetings were last week, and one of the topics was possible changes ahead of the next CBA negotiation. Here are some of those ideas. (Nick Cafardo; Boston...
Call to the Pen Nov 9, 2018

Red Sox: J.D. Martinez wins two Silver Slugger Awards

Though J.D. Martinez of the Boston Red Sox was mysteriously left off the American League MVP ballot, he more than made up for it by bringing home some additional hardware. Virtually every baseball fan under the sun knew full well that J.D. Martinez, one of the game’s best hitters, had an absolutely tremendous season for […] Red Sox: J.D. Martinez wins two Silver Slugger Awards - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Over the Monster Nov 9, 2018
MLB Roundup 11/9: The rest of the Silver Sluggers

MLB Roundup 11/9: The rest of the Silver Sluggers

And some labor talk All of the Silver Slugger Winners MLB announced their Silver Slugger award winners on Thursday, and as we know the Red Sox got three of them. The weird thing isn’t that they won three, but that two of them went to J.D. Martinez. I, like many others, had no idea that was possible, but apparently it is. What a time to be alive. Although Martinez was the biggest story from this particular award announcement, he wasn’t actually the only one to win. So, here is the full list of Silver Sluggers from 2018. American League Catcher: Salvador Perez, KC First Base: Jose Abreu,...
Over the Monster Nov 9, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Craig Kimbrel, Bill James

Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Craig Kimbrel, Bill James

In today’s links, J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts aren’t free agents ... yet. Plus Bill James said some grossly unfair words and Craig Kimbrel is a potential free agent target for the Phillies. J.D. Martinez won two Silver Sluggers this year and some people, including his agent, think he should have been an MVP candidate. According to Evan Drellich, he might be open to free agency again soon, as will teammate Xander Bogaerts. (Evan Drellich; NBC Sports) The Philadelphia Phillies once signed a World Series-winning closer of the Red Sox in free agency. Could they try again with Craig...
Over the Monster Nov 8, 2018
J.D Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts win Silver Slugger awards

J.D Martinez, J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts win Silver Slugger awards

That’s not a typo Award season continued on Thursday night, with MLB handing out their Silver Slugger awards to the best hitters at every position in each league. Among the major awards, perhaps only the Hank Aaron award has less prestige, but that doesn’t mean it’s not an honor. This time around, something truly amazing has happened and we have yet another reason to be amazed at a fact regarding the 2018 Red Sox. For the first time in the 39-year history of this award, a player won two in one season. That player was J.D. Martinez, who not only took home the DH award but also was one...
NESN.com Nov 8, 2018

Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez Win Silver Slugger Awards After Stellar Seasons

The Boston Red Sox featured one of the most potent lineups in all of baseball this past season, and two... Read More »
The Republican Nov 8, 2018
Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez win Silver Slugger awards

Boston Red Sox' Mookie Betts, J.D. Martinez win Silver Slugger awards

Both of the Red Sox' best hitters took home the second Silver Slugger awards of their careers.
Over the Monster Nov 8, 2018
Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Nathan Eovaldi, J.D. Martinez

Daily Red Sox Links: Mookie Betts, Nathan Eovaldi, J.D. Martinez

In today’s links, Mookie Betts becomes a dad, Nathan Eovaldi wants back in and Scott Boras is not happy J.D. Martinez isn’t getting MVP love. Mookie Betts is now a dad. He’ll have plenty of sources for advice in baseball, especially on his own team. (Chad Jennings; The Athletic) ($$) Nathan Eovaldi isn’t relishing the idea of leaving Boston. If it comes to that. (Ricky Doyle; NESN) J.D. Martinez should be an MVP candidate. Just ask his agent, Scott Boras. (Bill Baer; NBC Sports) Saves are old hat. The Red Sox should embrace that philosophy. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) Dave...
The Republican Nov 7, 2018
MLB GM Meetings 2018: Boston Red Sox, J.D. Martinez unlikely to negotiate long-term deal this winter

MLB GM Meetings 2018: Boston Red Sox, J.D. Martinez unlikely to negotiate long-term deal this winter

Martinez's complicated deal includes two opt-outs that can become mutual options after the 2020 and 2021 seasons.
www.bostonherald.com Nov 7, 2018
Future is now for Dave Dombrowski

Future is now for Dave Dombrowski

Subtitle: Tough decisions are on tapCARLSBAD, Calif. — Lost in the discussion at the GM meetings of what happens if the Red Sox lose closer Craig Kimbrel is how what happens beyond next season affects this offseason.That’s because the nucleus of this team has a one-year shelf life the Red Sox need to address sooner than later.Four players — Chris Sale, Rick Porcello, J.D. Martinez and Xander Bogaerts — are guaranteed to be with the Red Sox for only next season before either their contracts expire (Sale, Porcello), they enter free agency (Bogaerts) or opt out of their deal...
NESN.com Nov 7, 2018

Scott Boras Blasts Negligent MVP Voters For Not Naming J.D. Martinez Finalist

Say what you will about Scott Boras, but he has his client’s back. J.D. Martinez had a brilliant first season... Read More »

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