Five free agents the Phillies should sign this offseason

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PHOENIX, AZ – OCTOBER 04: J.D. Martinez #28 of the Arizona Diamondbacks at bat against the Colorado Rockies during the National League Wild Card game at Chase Field on October 4, 2017 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

No. 2: Right fielder J.D. Martinez

While this seems to be a long-shot, it’s possible 30-year-old right fielder J.D. Martinez could find himself playing in a Phillies uniform next season.

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Martinez started out playing with the Detroit Tigers this year before being traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks where he finished out his season before coming a free agent. Martinez had a dynamic offensive season going before being traded and then took it up a notch to propel the Diamondbacks to the playoffs. In 62 games with Arizona, Martinez hit 29 home runs and drove in 65 runs to go along with a 1.107 OPS.

In February of last year, he signed a 2 year deal with the Tigers reportedly worth $18.5 million. After his stellar offensive season this year, he should make much more money this winter.

People that want Giancarlo Stanton to come to Philadelphia should be happy if Martinez signs as he boasts plenty of power and would cost much less.

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