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J.D. Martinez signs with Red Sox

MLB: NL Wildcard-Colorado Rockies at Arizona Diamondbacks Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

We knew it was coming.

J.D. Martinez signed a 5-year contract with the Red Sox. He’s going to get $110 million. $50 million over the first two years, so $25 million per. $60 million over the last three year, so $20 million a year for those three.

And, apparently, there are two player opt outs. I’d imagine after year two and then after year three or four.

I wonder if Josh Donaldson could be talked into a front loaded contract. It would make a fair bit of sense. If he wanted five years, make the first three worth more than the last two.

Of course, JD is 30, for the first season of this contract. Josh will be 33 for the first season of his next contract. But Josh has a longer stretch of great play.

This one makes the Red Sox better, never a good thing, but I wonder why they didn’t go after Edwin last year. If they had money for JD, they must have had money for Edwin.

And Jerrod Dyson signed a 2-year deal with the Diamondbacks.