In an offseason that has moved with all of the briskness of drying paint, the Red Sox’ pursuit of J.D. Martinez remains at a standstill. The current status of the talks?
“Dead,’’ suggested a major league source, before softening the statement with a puckish curiosity. “Will it revive?’’
The possibility certainly exists. After all, according to that same source, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner recently met with agent Scott Boras, with Martinez – among other topics – having been part of the conversation.