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DAVID ORTIZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
17 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

'Thirty-Four' Has 'Thirty-Four' Games To Get Seven HRs

David Ortiz (#34) has thirty-four games left to hit the 500 career home run mark this season. After clouting his 493rd career round-tripper yesterday, Big Papi will get roughly 135 more at-bats to nail seven more 'taters'. That's a home run every twenty at-bats. This is now well within the realm of possibility—and would salvage some degree of dignity for the 2015 season. Last season...
Via FenwayNation
1 day 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
3 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz achieves milestone, sees 2016 option vest

When David Ortiz dug in against Detroit Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon in the top of the first inning Saturday, he reached one very important benchmark. By the time the at-bat had ended, he reached another. That first plate appearance for Ortiz was No. 425 this season, meaning his vesting option for next season became guaranteed at $11 million. The value of that contract can reach...
Via NESN.com
22 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz is a big ol' hypocrite. And here's why.

David Ortiz, back when he was slimand trim and didn't hit homers. David Ortiz is at it again. For somebody who has this jolly, beloved reputation, he really is a crybaby. Waaaaah!The latest thing Ortiz did was passive-aggressively throw Alex Rodriguez under the bus. (Note: I also can't stand passive aggression; it drives me nuts when women do it, and even more when men do it! Especially...
Via Subway Squawkers
25 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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