Friday, January 12, 2018

Sporting News: J.D. Martinez's reported contract demands are well above his worth

Though J.D. Martinez generated exemplary walk-year production in 2017, his mega deal eludes him — even with spring training less than five weeks away.

Martinez has the right man behind him in Scott Boras, but even the super-agent seems to be having a difficult time persuading clubs that it’s wise to heavily invest in a player destined to be — or at least should be — a full-time designated hitter. Boras does not sweat securing significant deals when facing a dwindling timeframe because he has experienced immense success in similar circumstances with numerous high-level free agents.

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