Red Sox paid Price, Martinez $317 million for nights like this
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BOSTON — Building a strong farm system remains as important as ever. A strong analytics department in your front office is increasingly vital. You need to make some astute trades, maybe pick up a couple of key pieces at the trade deadline, and a lottery ticket or two is always nice.
But, you know, money doesn’t hurt.
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The Boston Red Sox spent $317 million for a night like this: David Price pitching six solid innings and getting the win in a World Series game, and J.D. Martinez delivering the clutch, two-out, two-run go-ahead base hit as the Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-2 in Game 2 of the World Series on Wednesday to take a 2-0 lead.
How big is winning the first two games? Teams with a 2-0 lead in the World Series have gone on to win it all 80.8 percent of the time.
How big was this win for Price? The man who began the postseason getting shelled at Fenway Park against the New York