The Red Sox have long admired Dodgers catcher Russell Martin, notes Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald. With tonight's non-tender deadline less than eleven hours away, there appear to be three possibilities for Martin:
- The Dodgers could re-sign him at a minimum of $4.04MM.
- The Dodgers could trade him.
- The Dodgers could non-tender him and get no return.
Technically the Dodgers could tender Martin a contract and trade him later, but they might seek a quicker resolution and more certainty. Sometimes the non-tender threat can kill a player's trade market, but in other cases it compels a suitor to make a move before the player hits the open market. If the Red Sox would be willing to meet Martin's salary demands and the Dodgers aren't, a deal would be mutually beneficial. Other clubs may have interest too. What's your take?