No matter how much their fans imagined Giancarlo Stanton bashing balls over the Green Monster, the Boston Red Sox never came close to getting the NL MVP.
But does anyone really expect the Red Sox or the Cubs and other top contenders to stand still after seeing the slugger join the dreaded New York Yankees?
"We're looking for a middle of the order bat," Dave Dombrowski, Boston's president of baseball operations, said Monday at the winter meetings. "That hasn't changed. First base or DH."
A couple of big hitters just happen to be available, too.
J.D. Martinez, who launched four home runs in a game for Arizona last season, is a free agent. So...