The Boston Red Sox are in need of some power in the middle of their lineup, and J.D. Martinez’s services still are available.
But the staring contest continues.
ESPN’s Buster Olney reported Wednesday, citing a source, that the Red Sox’s offer to the power-hitting outfielder is somewhere in the five-year, $100 million range.
If that report is accurate, it would place Martinez’s annual salary in the low $20 million range which is a far cry from the reported contract his agent, Scott Boras, is seeking for him.
Speaking of Boras, he spoke with FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman and noted that Olney’s report wasn’t accurate.
And so we wait.
While Martinez and the Red Sox seem to be a likely pairing, neither side appears willing to budge from their current stance, whatever it is.
Of course, there’s always the chance that Martinez could sit out (if this is him) should he not get the $200 million contract he’s seeking.