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Boras expects D-Backs offer: 'You don't sign Greinke and not sign' Martinez

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The Arizona Diamondbacks got a taste of J.D. Martinez this year, and the slugger's newly-hired agent, Scott Boras, believes his client is in line to get a deal from the team he spent 62 games with.

"You don't sign Greinke and not sign this guy," Boras told Nick Piecoro of

The Diamondbacks signed Zack Greinke to a six-year deal worth $206.5 million prior to the 2016 season under general manager Dave Stewart. Following the season, Stewart was relieved of his duties with the Diamondbacks, and Mike Hazen was hired as his replacement.

Martinez reportedly hired Boras following the World Series, just before officially becoming a free agent.

"I mean, once you drop in the pool, you're in the water," Martinez's agent continued, discussing Diamondbacks owner Ken Kendrick's willingness to spend. "Once you're in the water, it's kind of hard to say you're not wet. It sends a message to the fan base about being competitive - all the things we talk about as a player."

The 30-year-old Martinez is coming off his best season at the plate and is likely in line for the most lucrative contract doled out to any of the free-agent sluggers this winter. In 119 games between the Diamondbacks and Detroit Tigers, Martinez posted a .303/.376/.690 slash line over 489 plate appearances.

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