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Boston Red Sox Acquire Eduardo Núñez From The San Francisco Giants

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Boston Red Sox Acquire Eduardo Núñez From The San Francisco Giants Early Wednesday Morning

It is being reported tonight that the Boston Red Sox have acquired infielder Eduardo Nunez from the San Francisco Giants. In exchange for Núñez, the Red Sox traded the Giants RHP Shaun Anderson who is at Hi-A Salem. Along with Anderson, the Red Sox have traded 17-yr-old RHP Gregory Santos. The Giants owe Núñez about $1.5 million dollars for the rest of the season.

This season for the Giants, Eduardo Núñez has batter .307, with 4 home runs, and 29 RBI’s in 75 games. He also has 17 stolen bases this season. Since June 1st, Núñez has batter .358, which is the 4th highest in the major leagues (minimum 100 AB’s).

Núñez has seen playing time at four defensive positions this season. Although he has seen a majority of his playing time at 3rd base this season, he has also seen time at shortstop, left field, and right field. In his 48 games at 3rd base, he has 7 fielding errors which equals out to a .941 fielding percentage.

Means For The Red Sox

The Red Sox have been connected to Eduardo Núñez for a while now. With the team promoting Rafael Devers on Sunday, it is unclear who the team will play at 3rd base going forward. However, with Xander Bogaerts struggling since he was hit on the hand a few weeks ago in Tampa, the Red Sox could put him on the DL. That means the Red Sox could play Núñez at shortstop with Rafael Devers at 3rd base

Eduardo Núñez is a versatile player who can play multiple positions. Even thou the Red Sox have 2 other players like him in Brock Holt and Josh Rutledge, the Red Sox love players who can play multiple positions.

Playing Núñez over Holt, Rutledge, or Deven Marrero also make sense because Núñez is able to hit. It’s no secrete that the Red Sox have struggled hitting since the All Star break. Having Núñez playing over Marrero or Holt would definitely help give the Red Sox offense a boost.

Evan is a attending Bryant University and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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Boston Red Sox Have Signed JD Martinez

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Time for a celebration Red Sox fans, the team has reportedly signed a big-time bat.

According to Pedro Gomez of ESPN, the Boston Red Sox have signed free agent DH/OF J.D. Martinez.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the deal is for five years with a player opt-out option after two seasons. The deal is valued at $110 million with it being a front loaded contract prior to the opt out. Full terms will be revealed later.

Martinez has played for three teams in his career starting off in Houston, moving to Detroit, and then being traded to Arizona this past season. The 30-year-old has had his fair share of struggles in major league baseball but was able to figure it all out in 2017 by belting 45 home runs between the Tigers and Diamondbacks with a .303 batting average and 104 RBIs.

Martinez’s role with the Red Sox is unclear at the moment but he can be expected to DH and the corner outfield positions. Having the opt-out in the contract is a huge incentive for Martinez who will likely be playing like it is a contract year given the front-loaded nature of the deal.

Boston has landed their guy, the question is will it be enough for them to contend with the New York Yankees?

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Boston Red Sox Are Close To Signing JD Martinez

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Red Sox fans everywhere can start to rejoice as the big move the team desperately needed is getting closer to completion.

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Boston Red Sox and free agent J.D. Martinez are closing in on a deal.

Other reports have also confirmed that a deal is imminent but that Dave Dombrowski and the team have yet to acknowledge or confirm anything is done or nearing completion. It does appear however that talks between Martinez and the Red Sox are at an all-time high and their seems to be high confidence that both sides will come to terms on a deal in the near future.

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John Henry, Red Sox Owner: ‘We really don’t need to be popular. We need to win.’

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Ever wonder why Boston Red Sox fans or Liverpool fans have shown a hatred towards John Henry? Well if you did look no further than his idiotic and out of touch comments that he made on Monday during his yearly media availability.

Red Sox owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner were asked if they were concerned about the level of popularity of the current team compared to past years.

Wener, one of the producers of Roseanne went first.

“I don’t quite see it the way some of the fans see it. I respect their point of view but I think we’ve got a fun team and if it’s healthy I think were going to be — we’ll bring the fans back,” Werner said. “Obviously we’re in a market where there’s a lot of excellence. We’ve got four championship teams and they’re all playing extremely well. So hopefully now it’s the beginning of spring training and we can have some focus on the Red Sox.”

Henry provided a follow-up that was a bit odd for an owner that makes money off of people liking his teams.

“We really don’t need to be popular,” he said. “We need to win.”

For a team so image conscious the statement is bizarre. But hey, maybe Henry is checked out and will sell the team.

There are plenty of other things to do in the summer than watch Red Sox baseball, maybe fans should take Henry’s lead and turn off the team if they fail to win.

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