It seems that he was sad inside. JD Martinez (36), who hit 282 home runs in the major league career, revealed the reason why he left the Boston Red Sox and went to the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In an interview with the podcast ‘Brad For Show’ on the 1st (hereinafter Korean time), Martinez talked about how he signed with the Dodgers last winter, not Boston. Martinez, who became a free agent after a five-year, $110 million contract with Boston, signed with the Dodgers for one year and $10 million last December.
“I didn’t talk (about renewing my contract) with Boston all season long,” said Martinez. There was no such thing as a basic conversation with CEO Haim Bloom. He said it was one of the reasons he didn’t think about signing a contract with Boston.”
Boston also lost its main shortstop Xander Bogarts, who became a free agent after last season, to the San Diego Padres, who offered 280 million dollars in 11 years. Third baseman Raphael Devers signed an 11-year, $331 million extension in January, but was traded to the Dodgers after failing to extend the contract with outfielder Mookie Betts, who was about to sign free agency three years ago. I am continuing my steps. 카지노사이트
It’s also why Boston isn’t sure if Martinez can keep him, even if they offer him a new contract. “I came to the Dodgers with a small salary cut, but I could have gotten a lot more if I held on,” Martinez said. But I wanted a team to play baseball in October as well. I wanted a team that could win all year long,” he explained, explaining why he chose the Dodgers, an eternal championship candidate.
The day after the news of Martinez’s contract agreement with the Dodgers was announced, Boston agreed to a two-year, up to $21.7 million contract with Justin Turner (39), who was released from the Dodgers as a free agent, and it was as if they had traded veteran designated hitter resources. “I left the team wondering where I was going,” Martinez said.
Martinez, a switch hitter, debuted with the Houston Astros in 2011 and then went through the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Boston. He is a heavy hitter with a batting average of 2.88, 1522 hits, 282 homers, 898 RBIs, and an OPS of .872 in 12 seasons in 1409 games. . 45 in 2017 and 43 in 2018, including 2 40 home run seasons, 5 All-Stars and 3 Silver Sluggers. In the first year of his FA transfer to Boston in 2018, he batted 3.3 with 188 hits, 43 homers, 130 RBIs, and an OPS of 1.031. He played very well and led the World Series championship.
The last three years from 2020 have been on a slight downward trend. Last year, in 139 games, he had a batting average of .274, 16 home runs, and 62 RBIs, with an OPS of .790. However, he rebounded with a batting average of 3.5, 4 ri, 4 home runs, and an OPS of 1.183 in the last 9 games of the season. “I found out what the problem was,” said Martinez. I thought I was stupid why I hadn’t done this before.” The Dodgers have Robert Van Scoyoc, who worked with him when he was a personal hitting instructor, as their hitting coach, which will be of great help in finding technical problems.
The Dodgers are still considered as one of the favorites for the championship despite the departure of several players including Trey Turner (Philadelphia), Justin Turner (Boston), Cody Bellinger (Chicago Cubs), and Tyler Anderson (LA Angels) last winter. “I’m in really good shape and I’m really looking forward to the season with my new team,” said Martinez. The Dodgers have a really nice lineup. There are players who have worked with other teams before, and I am looking forward to it.