BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- For a team that won 119 games in total this season, the Boston Red Sox faced, arguably, their unfair share of criticism along the way. They were doubted against the New York Yankees, underdogs against the Houston Astros, even critiqued, at times, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Now, after a World Series win that capped off an already-historical season, JD Martinez is confident that his team has had the last word and silenced the critics.
“What are you gonna say?” Martinez said. “I think it’s just one of those things where the critics just have to be quiet now. We beat two 100-win teams to get here and then we took down the Dodgers. I mean, it wasn’t easy. I think we went through and beat all the big guys.”
With a win total that’s almost beyond comprehension in the game of baseball, Martinez knows just how significant his team’s accomplishments are.
“It’s special, it’s definitively special,” Martinez said. “It’s a great group of guys and a great team and, you know, it’s one of those seasons where you don’t want it to end.”
After capturing a World Series championship in his first season with Boston, a repeat performance next season isn’t completely out of the realm of possibility. Martinez, however, is cautiously optimistic. He knows just how much effort and how many things need to fall into place, in order to go all the way.
“You gotta understand that a lot of things have to go right to be here. For us to get this far and, you know, there’s just so much – health, clutch hits, clutch performances – everyone’s gotta step up.”
WBZ NewsRadio’s Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) Reports:
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