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Over the Monster Nov 18, 2021
2021 in Review: J.D. Martinez bounces back

2021 in Review: J.D. Martinez bounces back

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via Most of the way, that is. Welcome to our 2021 Boston Red Sox in Review series. This is, as you can probably guess, where we will be reviewing all of the players who made at least a modest impact on the Red Sox in 2021. Every week day we’ll be deep diving into one player, describing the season in a sentence, looking at the positives from the year as well as negatives, looking back at our one big question from our season preview and looking ahead to the 2022 season. Today we look at the year that was for J.D. Martinez. 2021 in one...
Over the Monster Nov 12, 2021
OTM Roundtable: To Schwarb or not to Schwarb

OTM Roundtable: To Schwarb or not to Schwarb

Photo by Elsa/ That is the question. The first domino for the Boston Red Sox to fall this winter was a big one, with J.D. Martinez declining the opportunity to opt out of his contract and instead sticking with the Red Sox for at least one more year. It’s hard to complain a whole lot about that since he’s been a lineup anchor since 2018 and was a very big part of their offense again this past year, but there were some who wanted to see it go in another direction. The main reason for that feeling was that Martinez opting out would theoretically make it easier to bring...
NESN.com Nov 11, 2021

J.D. Martinez’s Decision To Not Opt Out ‘Not At All’ Surprising To Alex Cora

J.D. Martinez made the decision to not opt out of the final year of his deal with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. The move surprised some, but manager Alex Cora was among those who say they saw this coming. “No, not at all,” Cora said during an appearance WEEI’s Christian Fauria’s “25 for […] The post J.D. Martinez’s Decision To Not Opt Out ‘Not At All’ Surprising To Alex Cora appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 10, 2021

Scott Boras Details Why J.D. Martinez Did Not Opt Out Of Red Sox Contract

J.D. Martinez decided to wait another year to test the free agent market when he elected to not opt out of the final year of his contract with the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. The designated hitter surprised some with the move, but it was the safer and smarter option for Martinez. After all, […] The post Scott Boras Details Why J.D. Martinez Did Not Opt Out Of Red Sox Contract appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 10, 2021
A closer looks at the ups and downs of J.D. Martinez’s 2021

A closer looks at the ups and downs of J.D. Martinez’s 2021

It was good overall, but with some extreme peaks and valleys. The first big domino of the Red Sox offseason fell over the weekend with J.D. Martinez declining to use his opt-out clause in order to hit the open market, instead remaining under contract through the 2022 season. He could still be traded, of course, but at this point it seems like he is sticking around for next season to hit in the middle of this lineup. With that in mind, it’s worth zooming in on his season a bit and looking at some of the peaks and valleys from his 2021. After a blazing hot April,...
NESN.com Nov 9, 2021

J.D. Martinez Shares Excitement For Return To Red Sox On Instagram

J.D. Martinez will remain with the Boston Red Sox through the 2022 Major League Baseball season after deciding not to opt out of the final year of his deal. The designated hitter made the decision Sunday afternoon, which will guarantee him $19.35 million for next year. Martinez has had some clutch moments with the Red […] The post J.D. Martinez Shares Excitement For Return To Red Sox On Instagram appeared first on NESN.com.
Over the Monster Nov 9, 2021
The Red Seat Podcast: Decision day recap

The Red Seat Podcast: Decision day recap

Photo by Elsa/ In this episode Jake and Keaton are back to discuss J.D. staying for his final year and the other moves made on Sunday. We were all eagerly awaiting J.D. Martinez’s decision on Sunday, wondering whether he would stay for his final year in Boston or opt out. On today’s show, we discuss Martinez’s decision to stay with the team and how that impacts roster construction moving forward. How will this impact the Red Sox decision to either pursue or not pursue Kyle Schwarber? We also discuss what the qualifying offer means for Eduardo Rodriguez and...
Over the Monster Nov 9, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Chaim Bloom, Justin Verlander

Daily Red Sox Links: J.D. Martinez, Chaim Bloom, Justin Verlander

Photo by Adam Glanzman/MLB Photos via Over the weekend the first big domino of the Boston Red Sox offseason fell, with J.D. Martinez declining to use his opt out, staying in Boston for 2022. There has been some mixed reaction to the news, but there is plenty to be happy about as a fan. (Peter Abraham; Boston Globe) With the weekend behind us and all of the various roster decisions made, we have a bit clearer a picture of Boston’s coming winter, and the offseason can start in earnest. (John Tomase; NBC Sports Boston) Chaim Bloom talked about potentially targeting a...
Over the Monster Nov 8, 2021
Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez, Kyle Schwarber

Daily Red Sox Links: Eduardo Rodriguez, J.D. Martinez, Kyle Schwarber

Photo by Elsa/ It was a busy day around the league on Sunday, with multiple deadlines for option decisions as well as qualifying offers. To that latter point, the Red Sox did extend one qualifying offer to Eduardo Rodriguez. (Ian Browne; RedSox.com) One of the other big decisions regarding the Red Sox made over the weekend was that of J.D. Martinez to not opt out. That would seemingly affect Kyle Schwarber’s status with the team, though Chaim Bloom says not to rule out a reunion. (Matt Vautour; Masslive) Chaim Bloom also talked about the team’s depth at first base,...
NESN.com Nov 7, 2021

How Red Sox Feel After J.D. Martinez Elects To Return For 2022 Season

J.D. Martinez will be back with the Red Sox in 2022, and Boston’s chief baseball officer Chaim Bloom is pleased about the slugger’s decision. Martinez had until 5 p.m. ET Sunday to make a choice regarding his future plans. He has one more year remaining on his contract with the Red Sox, but he could have […] The post How Red Sox Feel After J.D. Martinez Elects To Return For 2022 Season appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 7, 2021

Does J.D. Martinez Return Impact Kyle Schwarber? Chaim Bloom Weighs In

Boston Red Sox designated hitter J.D. Martinez opted to remain with the organization Sunday, and many quickly thought what it could mean for fellow big bat Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber, after all, declined his mutual option for next season and became a free agent. It was thought if Martinez exercised the opt-out clause in his contract, the Red […] The post Does J.D. Martinez Return Impact Kyle Schwarber? Chaim Bloom Weighs In appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 7, 2021

How J.D. Martinez Staying Impacts Potential Kyle Schwarber Reunion

J.D. Martinez will be back for the 2022 season, and that’s good news for the Boston Red Sox. But that also could impact a potential pursuit of Kyle Schwarber. Martinez on Sunday reportedly declined to exercise the opt-out clause in his contract, meaning he will stay with the Red Sox for the final year of […] The post How J.D. Martinez Staying Impacts Potential Kyle Schwarber Reunion appeared first on NESN.com.
Lone Star Ball Nov 7, 2021
J.D. Martinez not opting out, per reports

J.D. Martinez not opting out, per reports

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Red Sox DH J.D. Martinez will not exercise the opt out clause in his contract, per reports MLB Rumors: J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox DH, is not opting out of his current contract, per reports. Opting out would have resulted in him becoming a free agent. The deadline for that decision is today at 4 p.m. Central. Martinez, 34, is entering the final year of a 5 year, $110 million deal he signed with Boston prior to the 2018 season. That deal included three opt outs, none of which Martinez will have ended up exercising. Martinez is under...
Over the Monster Nov 7, 2021
OTM Open Thread 11/7: It is Sunday

OTM Open Thread 11/7: It is Sunday

Photo by Elsa/ Decisions decisions Happy Sunday! Did you enjoy that extra hour of sleep? J.D. Martinez can opt out today so that’s the news we’ll be waiting for. The Patriots take on the Panthers at 1:00 PM ET. The Celtics and Bruins are off so it’s football and the very beginnings of the hot stove today. Talk about what you want, ponder J.D. vs Schwarber as DH; and be good to one another.
Over the Monster Nov 7, 2021
J.D. Martinez passes on opt out, stays in Boston

J.D. Martinez passes on opt out, stays in Boston

Photo by Mary DeCicco/MLB Photos via And the first big domino of the Red Sox offseason falls. Before free agency could officially open up and start off the hot stove season, option decisions needed to be made around the league to finalize this winter’s free agent class. And for the Boston Red Sox, no decision loomed larger than the one presented to J.D. Martinez as to whether or not he would opt out of his contract and become a free agent. The slugger had a choice to stay in Boston for $19.375 million or opt out and become a free agent. It seemed like a true coin...

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