The JD Martinez Era is About to Begin.
Picture Credit: Billie Weiss
Words cannot express how jubilant I was when I read this tweet from the Red Sox official account this morning. After weeks of waiting, I can finally stop writing about JD Martinez the free agent and can now turn to JD Martinez, masher of baseballs for the Boston Red Sox. If you missed the press conference, there was not much to take away, besides the medical stuff and why it took so long to get the signing done.
Martinez said everything you would expect him to say. About how, “bringing a championship back to Boston is the ultimate goal”, and how, “Play(ing) in front of fans who are just as passionate is exciting.”
The bottom line is, JD Martinez was brought here to mash baseballs, and there’s a good chance he’ll succeed in doing that with his new home ballpark being Fenway Park. He hit 45 home runs in only 119 games last year, so imagine the kind of numbers he can put up if he manages to play a full season.
Also, if this Hanley Ramirez quote doesn’t get you amped up, there’s something wrong with you.
Hanley Ramirez on the addition of JD Martinez: “Now we’re going to step on everybody’s neck.”
— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 26, 2018