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DAVID ORTIZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Dunkin’ Donuts Poll Results: Will David Ortiz Reach 500 Home Runs This Season? (Video)

David Ortiz has been on fire since the All-Star break, and is continuing his torrid pace into the stretch run of the season. With a month to play, the Boston Red Sox’s designated hitter sits on 495 career home runs. Can he hit five more before the end of the season to reach the legendary 500-home run club? Found out how fans voted in the Dunkin’ Donuts Poll results in the video...
Via NESN.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox- Racial Issues Matter

Three players a largely responsible for the Red Sox’ recent surge- Mookie Betts, Jackie Bradley Jr and David Ortiz. Betts has a chance to become the Sox first 20-20 man (homers and stolen bases) in a number of years. Bradley has blossomed in August, both at bat and in the field.  Ortiz is approaching 500 homers. The Globe’s Peter Abraham has all kinds of statistics...
Via Fenway West
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Big Papi crushes Syndergaard pitch for 494th homer

Noah Syndergaard went 5 2/3 innings without allowing a run Sunday afternoon. That changed in a hurry when David Ortiz stepped to the plate. Ortiz sent a 97-mph Syndergaard fastball screaming off the second deck at Citi Field for a two-run homer. The home run was the 494th of Ortiz’s career. He now sits all alone in 27th on the all-time home runs list and needs six over the...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins didn't challenge double out of fear of HR

New York Mets manager Terry Collins decided against challenging David Ortiz’s pinch-hit, ninth-inning double Saturday. Why? Because giving up a double is better than giving up a home run. Collins told reporters Sunday in New York, via ESPN.com, that he was unsure whether Ortiz’s wall-ball two-bagger — which came during a 3-1 win for the Boston Red Sox — actually cleared...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night Fenway became #DingerCity and the Mayor (David Ortiz) led the way

Photo Credit: ESPN.comScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesThe 2015 Red Sox season has sucked. Hard. We know it. They know it. Everyone knows it. This team has underperformed and underachieved. But every now and then we catch a glimpse of what might have been. Last night was one of those moments.David Ortiz and company took Fenway Park and turned it into #DingerCity; with Ortiz...
Via RedSoxLife
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz on CC's antics: When I go deep, I put on my show, too

CC Sabathia put on a bravado performance Thursday night that hearkened back to his days of dominance, surrendering only one run in the New York Yankees’ 2-1 home win over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees pitcher struck out eight over six innings, but perhaps no strikeout was more important than when he fanned David Ortiz in the top of the 5th inning with the game tied at one apiece...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Last rites were being read on David Ortiz’s illustrious major league career when he stumbled out of the gates this season. This prompted the Boston Red Sox slugger, 39, to feel compelled on numerous occasions to vehemently deny that Father Time at long last had caught up with him. A rudimentary look at his statistics...Read More The post David Ortiz vehmently blasts notion that...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What is wrong with David Ortiz?

David Ortiz is hitting — that is, to the extent he has stood in the batters box with a bat and hit a pitched ball and run towards first base. He is hitting, that is, in that he is and has been a hitter in the technical sense of the term. He is not hitting […]
Via Fangraphs
June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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