Just a day before the pitchers and catchers report to the Red Sox' spring training camp, there's stil a lot of questions regarding how this offseaon will end. With a lot of free agents still unsigned, it looks like rosters are still in formation, instead of preparing themselves ahead of the new season.
The main question in Boston is whether J.D. Martinez is coming to Fenway Park or not; according to Alex Speier of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox offer to the player is closer to the $100 million range than to the $125 M, which is the ammount that Martinez is willing to get. The contract offered to J.D. is for 5 years.
However, there other teams in the mix, willing to bring Martinez to their line-ups, like the Arizona Diamonbacks, who according to Ken Rosenthal, are trying to figure it out a way that convince the player to spend more time in Arizona, even though the D-Backs can't offer him the same ammount of money that Boston possibly could.
J.D. Martinez had an outstanding 2017 season; he averaged .303 with 45 HR's and 104 RBI's while he played for the Detroit Tigers and the Arizona D-Backs. Those numbers make Martinez one of the most desired free agents this offseason.
He was an All-Star in 2015 and won the Silver Slugger Award that same season. Also he hit 4 home runs in a single game on September 4th, 2017. Martinez holds an average of .285 during his career, with 152 HR's and 476 RBI's.