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 ‘The Bradford Show’ on the 1st (Korean time), Martinez talked about the process of signing 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. 오락실 토토
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.