JD Martinez turning down offer from Giants during horrible free agency year is hilarious

Division Series - Arizona Diamondbacks v Los Angeles Dodgers - Game Two
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With Cody Bellinger finally re-signing with the Cubs this weekend, the Boras Five is now the Boras Four. Blake Snell, Jordan Montgomery, Matt Chapman, and former Dodger JD Martinez — All-Stars, World Series winners, Cy Young winners among them — are still without jobs as spring training games start rolling. The waiting game that unifying agent Scott Boras played with Bellinger, which resulted in a bridge contract when he was looking for long-term security, doesn't bode well for these other four stars.

For all but perhaps Montgomery, who has reportedly had conversations with the Red Sox, suitors seem to be showing themselves the door as Boras has remained intransigent. Yankees commentators are quickly losing hope in the dream of Snell landing in the Bronx, and the Cubs were seemingly the only ones still in by the time Bellinger re-signed.

Earlier this month, the Mets were said to be interested in Martinez, but per Jon Heyman of The New York Post, another team took their interest as far as offering him a contract. Before signing Jorge Soler, the Giants reportedly extended an offer to Martinez, only for him to turn it down because "he didn't want to go there." San Francisco stays losing.

JD Martinez turned down the SF Giants because he "didn't want to go there"

It's objectively hilarious that even players who seem to be hurting for contract offers are turning down the Giants because they either don't want to move to the city of San Francisco or have been repulsed by the state of that organization over the past few years. Maybe, for Martinez, it's a matter of 'once a Dodger, always a Dodger,' as his 2023 season with LA is surely one of the better one-year wonders the team has seen in recent memory.

Martinez won't be coming back to the Dodgers, who don't have room for another DH with Shohei Ohtani there for the next 10 years, but it's comforting that he definitely won't be going to the Giants, who haven't been a divisional threat over the past few years, but would've given the Dodgers a little more to worry about with Martinez in the mix.

The Giants can never win, can they? They lost on Ohtani, they lost on Yamamoto, Judge and Correa spurned them last offseason, and now Martinez. This offseason hasn't been an abject failure for them — they got Jung Hoo Lee and Soler — but they definitely need to do a little soul-searching after being turned down again.