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The Sox have talked to Victor Martinez about a two year deal

Sep 1, 2010, 1:32 PM EDT

Now that everyone seems to be declaring the competitive portion of the Red Sox season dead, look for a lot more hot stoveish speculation in the Boston media going forward. The latest: Nick Cafardo reports that the Sox have talked to Victor Martinez about a two-year contract.

It would make sense for the Sox to get started on that now. For all of his struggles this season, my guess is that there would be a lot of interest in Martinez if he hits the market. Catching is catching, you know? And given the really good chance that the Sox and David Ortiz won’t be able to see eye to eye on his 2011 salary, catching can be DH too.

  1. Simon DelMonte - Sep 1, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Two years for a catcher. How utterly sane.
    But the Red Sox aren’t done yet. Playoffs? No. Playing the spoiler? Not out of the question (though I would say that right now, both the Yanks and the Rays take the Sox most of the time).

  2. JBerardi - Sep 1, 2010 at 2:53 PM

    Getting Victor Martinez to agree to a two year deal would be an amazing deal for the Sox. I doubt it’ll happen, though.

  3. Pisano - Sep 2, 2010 at 12:36 AM

    I don’t think he’ll settle for a two year deal . This guy can hit the ball and hit with power . He’ll probably get at least three to four years on the open market . He’s not all that good defensively , but he’s not being sought out for his defense . A great DH and back-up catcher .

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