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Red Sox Report: David Price Defends His Actions

Boston Red Sox starting pitcher David Price met with the media on Saturday. Price had no obligation to do so which is a credit to him for standing in front of the press and answering questions. Of course

Of course, a good amount of the questioning was related to his incident on the team plane with NESN color-man Dennis Eckersley.

While meeting with the media showed he wasn’t going to run away from the questions, his answering may have done more damage than it solved.

The whole incident has left a bad taste in the mouths of the fan base, something that Price is cognitive of.

“That’s kind of the worst part about it. Fans hear what they say. They’re going to believe what they read and what they hear on TV. That’s not us. If Eck was around, he’d know who we are. He’s never in the clubhouse. Mr.Remy is always in here. Dave O’Brien is always around. Mr.Timlin, on the road trip, always in the clubhouse. He’s the one guy I’ve seen in my career that doesn’t show his face in the clubhouse. There’s a reason behind it.”

Bringing up Mike Timlin is an interesting remark considering the former Red Sox pitcher was only with the team for one road trip, the 6 game west coast trip.

When asked if he would have handled the situation differently if he had another opportunity to address the situation. While he admitted a different way might have been a better approach, he wouldn’t back down from it.

“I could have handled it probably in a different way, but ever since that’s happened, he’s been really good. He’s said a lot of positive stuff about everybody in this clubhouse. This is one band, one sound. We’ve got to have everybody on board. That’s that.”

His response implies that is a regular listener of the NESN broadcasts. To the average listener, it is a tad odd with no visible difference in the way Eckersely covers the games.

To conclude his session with the media he made sure to point out that this isn’t the first time a player has had an issue with the Hall of Famer.

“I mean, if you’re going to say what he says, you know, come around. Just show your face. And if guys have a problem with it, they’ll pull him aside. Be like, that ain’t how it’s done. This is not the first time this has happened here regarding Eck. It’s unfortunate that it happened and it did and we’re going to get through it.”

In regards to his injury, Price confirmed John Farrell‘s comments on the injury being less severe than the one in the spring. But he pointed out that he thinks it will be longer than the 10-day-dl that he is on.

Tanner founded Trifecta Network in Spring of 2016 and has been the Chief of Content for the Network since that time. Currently Tanner covers all the sports teams in Boston and has contacts in many of the teams in the city. Before starting Trifecta, Tanner was a Site Expert for the FanSided site Chowder and Champions before leaving to cover Boston teams on the ground as a member of the media for Trifecta.

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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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