Quote Originally Posted by harmony View Post
I would add the Padres and Royals to my earlier list of Phillies, White Sox and Brewers as teams that can afford J.D. Martinez.

The Red Sox have competition.
Several teams "can afford" him, but for many paying him over $130M/5 would be a huge portion of their entire payroll.

They could do it with the idea that they might trade him later, but I haven't heard much about any other teams being seriously interested in JD.