Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 11/6/12
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 the team has made this off season following the hiring of manager John Farrell. Much has been made of the signing, as many have said the team should have let the 36-year-old walk and go elsewhere, but to me the Red Sox made the right decision. One of the major pieces the 2012 Red Sox didn’t have was power in their lineup and the lack of a true power hitter. Ortiz was that guy, but he only played in 90 games. If the team let Ortiz leave, their next true power hitter would most likely be second-year player Will Middlebrooks, who for right now is a quality No. 6 or 7 hitter. The Red Sox would not have anythi...
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