Found November 01, 2012 on RedSoxLife:
The Sox have until 5 p.m. Friday to make a "qualifying offer" that would guarantee them a draft pick if David Ortiz signs elsewhere, Ian Browne reports. Otherwise he's likely to hit the market.There's no deal yet with Cody Ross. On the whole I'd like to keep Ross, he provided some excitement. But he hit .267 with a .326 OBP and 22 homers (though they were memorable homers) and a career high 129 strikeouts. It can't be that hard to sign him.Finally, not a Red Sox item, unless you're of a certain vintage and remember him as manager, but Don Zimmer has just signed on for what will be his 65th year in professional baseball. Amazing. Who is that young go-getter?

Cody Ross Poised to Hold Down Right Field, Carry Offense for Red Sox Next Year

Editor's note: Didier Morais will review each position for the Red Sox for the 2013 season. Cody Ross was the coup of Boston's last offseason. When the Red Sox traded Marco Scutaro to the Rockies, it opened up the financial flexibility for general manager Ben Cherington to sign Ross to a one-year, $3 million contract. At that point, Ross was reeling...

Red Sox Free Agent Update: Ortiz, Ross Talks Continue

  Now that the MLB season is over, re-signing free agents Cody Ross and David Ortiz has become an urgent priority for the Red Sox. They have consistently stated that both sluggers would be priorities headed into the offseason, and now that their exclusive negotiating period with the pair ends on Saturday, the time is [...]

Report: Red Sox, Ortiz reach agreement on 2-year deal

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox reached agreement on Friday night on a two-year deal worth at least $26 million, reported. If Ortiz satisfies all the incentives, the deal could be worth as much as $30 million, according to the report. Ortiz, who turns 37 in two weeks, has been saying he wanted to finish his career in Boston, and it appears he may be able to...

Sources: Rangers interested in Ortiz

The Boston Red Sox are not alone in their pursuit of designated hitter David Ortiz. The Texas Rangers also have expressed serious interest in Ortiz, major-league sources say, envisioning him as a left-handed hitting replacement for their own free agent, Josh Hamilton. The Red Sox still are considered the favorites to re-sign Ortiz, most likely to a two-year contract. However, free...

MLB Rumors: Will David Ortiz Finally Smarten Up And Leave Boston Red Sox?

It is time for David Ortiz to leave the Boston Red Sox. It has been a great run that has resulted in two World Series championships and many great memories. But, like most good things, it has come to an end. It is time for the two to part ways. Ortiz has been unhappy with the Red Sox for a few years now. Every year, things seem to only get worse. Of course, as bad as things have...

Ortiz, Red Sox finalize two-year deal

David Ortiz, the face of the Red Sox since helping Boston end an 86-year World Series drought in 2004, has finalized a $26 million, two-year contract. The soon-to-be 37-year old Ortiz attended a Fenway Park news conference Monday to announce the agreement, which includes bonuses that could raise the value to $30 million. Big Papi had consecutive game-ending hits in extra innings...

Report: BoSox, Ortiz strike 2-year deal

A baseball official with knowledge of the negotiations says the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $26 million, two-year contract with designated hitter David Ortiz. Bonuses could raise the total to $30 million, the official said Friday, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been signed. Ortiz was a free agent and able to discuss money with all teams at midnight...

Your Morning Dump... Where Papi may become a free agent

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. It's appearing more likely that by the time Boston's exclusive negotiating rights with David Ortiz expire at midnight ET at the end of Friday, the sides won't have a deal. However, Red Sox...

David Ortiz and Red Sox agree to two year deal worth $26 million

David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox have agreed on a new deal. Under terms of the new deal Ortiz will receive $26 million over the next two seasons. Sam McAdam of Comcast Sports Net was one of the first to break news of the completed deal. It was never a question to whether Ortiz would return to Boston. The 36-year-old had a .318/.415/.611 line with 21 home runs and 60 RBI in 90 games...

David Ortiz Deal a Solid Move for Red Sox, Who Have Done Far More Than Lock Up Designated Hitter

Some people are quibbling with the two-year, $26 million deal the Red Sox have reportedly given designated hitter David Ortiz. Two years for a soon-to-be 37-year-old? Giving $13 million a year to a designated hitter? Incentives that could push the money up to $15 million a year -- for a slugger who only played 90 games last season due to an Achilles injury that just wouldn't...

Ortiz re-ups with Red Sox for two years

We all figured this one was coming, but now it's official: David Ortiz will remain in Boston. The DH signed a two year, $26 million deal that had been rumored all day before finally being confirmed on Friday night. After the Red Sox offered Ortiz a qualifying offer of $13.3 million earlier today, you had to imagine a deal would get done for somewhere in that general vicinity...

Reports: Red Sox close to reaching a deal with Ortiz

The Boston Red Sox and David Ortiz are close to reaching an agreement on a two-year contract, multiple media outlets reported Friday. The Red Sox will pay Ortiz between $13 and $15 million per year, according to various reports. That's about the same salary Ortiz received this past season. Boston made a qualifying offer of $13.3 million to Ortiz on Friday, but that was merely...

Red Sox and David Ortiz agree to two-year deal

The Boston Red Sox have agreed to a two-year $26mm deal with DH slugger David Ortiz, Rob Bradford of reports. The deal also includes $4mm in incentives. The two sides had mutual interest in getting a deal done. Last week, we heard that the two sides were discussing a two-year deal in the $25mm range. Ortiz is a big John Farrell supporter and with his recent hiring as manager...

Red Sox Re-Sign David Ortiz

You can put a check next to the first item on the Red Sox’ offseason checklist. The Red Sox re-signed slugger David Ortiz on Friday night, to a 2-year, $26 million deal that will keep the Red Sox’ longest tenured player in Boston through 2014. Since the season ended, the Sox and Ortiz have been [...]

David Ortiz Watches Celtics Melt Against Bucks at TD Garden on Same Night He Re-Ups With Red Sox (Photo)

David Ortiz was just trying to spread the good karma. The Red Sox designated hitter was at TD Garden on Friday night as the Celtics opened their home slate against the Milwaukee Bucks, wearing some fine jewelry and a pretty stylish C's hat. But even Ortiz, who reportedly came to terms with the Sox on a new contract late Friday, couldn't give the Celtics...
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