Found December 07, 2011 on
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I saw something amusing from @FenwayNation last night on Twitter, and it’s really not that far from the truth: “Are the Red Sox aware that the Winter Meetings are THIS week?”
Because if after this week, all the Sox manage to do is sign Andrew Miller, I don’t think I will be the only Sox fan who will be more than a little bit underwhelmed–And the fact that David Ortiz will more than likely accept arbitration doesn’t count–he had to do that anyway…Frankly, I am a bit surprised that he will. Yes, he will get probably about $16 Million for 2012, if it gets to arbitration, but what happened to all these teams who were offering all these years and all this money?
In any event, I am glad he should be back, and that the Sox did not overpay for him. So welcome back, Big Papi. You looked super fit and trim in the photos I saw of you at your golf event last week, so, hit those batting cages and you should be all set for the 2012 Campaign…
And I wonder if Ben will continue Theo’s tradition of n...
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David Ortiz is staying with the Boston Red Sox, agreeing to the team's offer of salary arbitration.
The 36-year-old designated hitter has been with Boston since 2003. He hit .309 last season with 29 homers and 96 RBIs, making $12.65 million in the option year of a contract that paid him $63,225,000 over five seasons.
Boston made the arbitration offer Nov. 23 and Ortiz had until...
The Boston Red Sox have re-signed left handed pitcher Andrew Miller according to Jon Paul Morosi of FOXSports. The Red Sox signed the left handed pitcher back in December 2010.
In 2011 he went 6-3 with a 5.54 ERA in 65 innings throughout 17 games, 12 starts for the Boston Red Sox.
Despite reports that David Ortiz will accept the Red Sox' offer of salary arbitration and return to the club in 2012, general manager Ben Cherington has said that he hasn't yet received an official confirmation from Ortiz. Cherington continued to stress his desire to have the slugger back in a Red Sox uniform, and admitted that he'll likely speak with Ortiz's agent...
Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is expected to accept arbitration to remain with the team, Sports Illustrated reported on Wednesday.
Ortiz earned $12.5 million this past season after batting .309 with 29 home runs and 96 RBIs.
The 36-year-old Ortiz has played nine seasons in Boston, swatting 320 of his career 378 home runs with the Red Sox.
I guess this gets to the core of why some clubs "are throwing around bags of money and the Red Sox and Yankees are flippin' nickels."
Cashman on trades, "It’s just hahd to find a match — and it feels like it’s hahdah now than evah... This isn’t the old seat-of-the-pants, get drunk in the lobby...
The Boston Red Sox have re-signed left-handed pitcher Andrew Miller to a one-year deal.
The news that Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was headed down to the Dominican Republic to visit David Ortiz made headlines. But the real occasion was Ortiz's annual golf tournament, which the slugger hosts in an effort to raise funds for the David Ortiz Children's Fund. Representatives from each of the American League East teams came together for a good cause at the tournament...
A Red Sox source says David Ortiz will return to Boston.
David Ortiz plans to accept the offer of salary arbitration that the Red Sox extended to him, meaning that he will stay in Boston at least until 2012, a source told ESPNdeportesLosAngeles.com on Monday.
Designated hitter David Ortiz intends to accept the offer of
arbitration from the Boston Red Sox and stay with the team for at
least one more season, the Boston Herald reported Tuesday, citing a
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington left the Winter Meetings on Thursday with the comforting knowledge that David Ortiz will be back for another season, but he wasn't able to complete any other transactions.
The Winter ones that is…
So now that the Sox FINALLY have a Manager in place (Trying to focus on the positive) they can actually turn to the business of, oh, I dont know, PUTTING A TEAM ON THE FIELD…
And it’s interesting to note that King Larry will not be attending this year….hmmm
David Ortiz’s charity golf match was this weekend, and, as his 1st duty as Manager, Bobby...