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Red Sox Report: Pedroia Fires Back, Claims He Is Leader

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Red Sox Report: Dustin Pedroia Fires Back, Claims He Is Leader

The Boston Red Sox have had leadership questions arise with various incidents popping up this season.

There was the incident between the Red Sox and the Orioles. And more recently the David Price plane situation with Dennis Eckersley.

One report suggested that Dustin Pedroia was one of the players cheering for Price as he ambushed the NESN color-man. But Pedroia isn’t going to be taking it laying down. Speaking to the media ahead of Friday’s game the second basemen was fiery as ever defending his honor.

When suggested that the Red Sox lack leadership, the veteran had this to say.

” I’m standing right here… I’ve been here for a long time.”

Pedroia also said that after the Price incident he talked to the starter 1-on-1 and said that there are two team rules in Boston. Be on time and be professional.

In terms of an apology from Price to Eck, Pedroia says David Price has been waiting for a 1-0n-1 opportunity to apologize to the Hall of Famer. In theory that could have happened this weekend but Eck is in Cooperstown for the Hall of Fame weekend and Price is now on the DL.

While anyone can write what they like, Pedroia stood in front of the media after a week of wild speculation and confronted them head on. Pedroia’s courage is something that should be commended at a time where the organization has looked weak.

“Write what you guys want. Here I am. I don’t see anybody else standing up doing this, do you? Fact. There’s your source.”

As for the idea of him clapping for Price, that is not true according to Pedey, and you know what? This writer believes him.

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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