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A.B. According to multiple sources, Red Sox slugger, David Ortiz, has signed a 2 year $26 million contract extension with his Boston club. There has been a lot of speculation about whether Red Sox ownership would agree with Ortiz on a contract extension, especially for two years. The most clutch hitter in Red Sox history turns 37 in 13 days and had season ending achilles surgery last year.
But many fans and talk show hosts in Boston have argued that Red Sox ownership wanted Ortiz back in order to sell tickets and have Big Papi retire in a Sox uniform. Being the homer that I am, and with the recent departure of Beckett & Gonzalez, I’m ok with keeping Ortiz for both baseball and market-the-retirement reasons. I try to root for the laundry, but as far as Ortiz is concerned, I want his number retired in right field. Letting him go to the Yankees would have certainly voided that.
And while it pains me to say it, letting D’Angelo Ortiz sign his own contract (rumored at $5) was a class...
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It’s hard to imagine David Ortiz in anything other than a Red Sox uniform, and the veteran slugger admitted on Monday that changing teams didn’t really cross his mind.
Ortiz inked a new two-year deal with the Sox that will keep him in Boston as the team looks to bounce back following a disappointing 2012 campaign. The 36-year-old said that he’s excited to remain in the place...
The Boston Red Sox announced the re-signing of designated hitter David Ortiz on Monday. ESPN Boston reported that the deal is for two years at $26 million. Ortiz will get $14 million next year and $11 million in 2014 with a $1 million signing bonus. Incentives could up the value of the contract to $30 million. Ortiz made $14.575 million this past season. The team will have a...
After a decade of playing in a Red Sox uniform, David Ortiz is signing up for another couple of years.
Big Papi and the team have come to terms on a two-year contract extension, which is reported to be worth up to $30 million for the designated hitter over the course of the deal.
As the first 10 years of his time with the Sox comes to a close, take a look back...
BOSTON –– A new two-year contract gives David Ortiz the flexibility to retire with the Red Sox.
But does the Red Sox slugger plan to call it a career after the 2014 season? Well, Ortiz isn't pondering the possibility just yet, insisting his primary goal is to lead the Red Sox on and off the diamond."I know I'm a force in this organization and this...
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The Bobby Valentine era in Boston was brief but highly tumultuous, and the iconic Red Sox star would like to clear the air about his contentious relationship with his former skipper.
Big Papi is coming back.
The Red Sox and David Ortiz are set to announce the designated hitter's return to the team next season, after the slugger signed a reported two-year deal that could be worth up to as much as $30 million.
That's money well spent for an icon that has been with the Sox through thick and thin and will now continue to be there as the...
The Red Sox re-sign Ortiz, the Brewers snatch up a buzzed-about reliever, Iwakuma gets a raise and the Indians trade for Aviles.
In the run up to, as well as the aftermath of the firing of former manager Terry Francona, the Boston Red Sox, with the willing cooperation of the Boston media, engaged in a PR campaign that painted Francona in a … Continue reading →
A week after terminated Boston manager Bobby Valentine claimed that designated hitter David Ortiz quit on the Red Sox after the team made a blockbuster trade that essentially sealed its playoff fate, the juiced slugger said his former skipper has … Continue reading →
The Red Sox held a formal press conference Monday to announce the two-year $26 million contract David Ortiz signed with the team this weekend. According to WEEI.com, the contract includes incentives for the amount of time he spends on the disabled list due to the Achilles injury he suffered this past season. He could make up to $15 million this season. This was the first major move...
BOSTON -- With David Ortiz back in Boston, the next priority is re-signing Cody Ross.
Boston's window to exclusively negotiate with Ross has come and gone, allowing the outfielder to test free agency. Despite the differences, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington is keeping the dialogue open with Ross' agent."We've had a number of conversations...
With the General Manager meetings starting on Wednesday in Palm Springs, the Major League offseason should heat up soon. But until then, here’s a series of news and notes on what the Red Sox are working on: -The Sox held a press conference today at Fenway to officially announce the re-signing of David Ortiz. As [...]
Now that David Ortiz has been re-signed, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington can turn his attention to other areas of need, and one question mark surrounding the team is its right field situation.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, Cody Ross is seeking a contract in the three-year, $25 million range. While Ross was a heck of a player for Boston last season, there’s a chance...