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DAVID ORTIZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Red Sox Looking for First Baseman, David Ortiz not the guy

Perhaps a sign that Father Time has tracked him down, David Ortiz is having his worst season to date since joining the Boston Red Sox before the 2003 campaign. On Sunday, that did not prevent manager John Farrell from starting the likely future Hall of Fame designated hitter at first base for the first time in a non-interleague game since 2006. It was an appearance that saw Ortiz...
Via Baseball News Source
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The case for David Ortiz as the Boston Red Sox first baseman

It was almost 10 years between starts at first base for David Ortiz in Fenway Park.  I would argue that he should be playing there most of the time for the rest of the season. On Sunday, Ortiz started a game at home with a mitt on his right hand for the first time since July 16, 2005 against the New York Yankees.  It turns out, he hardly needed to use the glove, as he became the...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sox Bench Napoli, Play David Ortiz At First Base

After going 1 for 17 recently, and dropping below The Mendoza Line, Mike Napoli is finally 'riding the pine'. The Red Sox will play Big Papi at first base and Hanley will DH. Here's the full lineup: Mookie Betts, CF; Brock Holt, 2B;  Xander Bogaerts, SS; David Ortiz, 1B; Hanley Ramirez, DH; Pablo Sandoval, 3B; Shane Victorino, RF; Alejandro De Aza, LF; Ryan Hanigan, C. Left-handed...
Via FenwayNation
1 day 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Jackie Bradley Jr. Hits First Homer Of 2015; David Ortiz Crushes Another (Videos)

Jackie Bradley Jr. is better known for his elite defense, but the Boston Red Sox outfielder came out swinging against the Toronto Blue Jays. Bradley worked a full count before smacking a home run to right field off right-hander Marco Estrada in the second inning of Tuesday’s game. The solo shot put the Red Sox up 3-0 and was Bradley’s first homer of the season. Not...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz rips strike zone after ejection

    This embed is invalid   " /> David Ortiz is fed up.   Ortiz was ejected in the seventh inning of Saturday’s game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium after arguing with home plate umpire Bruce Dreckman about a couple of outside strike calls. The Boston Red Sox slugger remained heated after his team’s 7-4 loss, prompting him to go off...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz nixes trade possibilities: I'm in Boston 'rest of my career'

David Ortiz has no desire to play his home games anywhere other than Fenway Park. When asked Thursday if he’d ever agree to be traded away from the Boston Red Sox, the veteran slugger was unequivocal in his response. “No chance,” Ortiz said, via The Boston Globe. “This is the team I’ll be with the rest of my career. “I couldn’t do that to my family. I couldn’t...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox running out of time, answers for manager Farrell

A glimpse at the current MLB standings tell us that the 2015 season isn’t going well for the Red Sox to this point. With a 27-34 record, Boston holds last place in the AL East, seven games behind the Yankees, with the second-worst winning percentage (.443) in the league. The only team that’s worse is the Athletics, whom the Red Sox swept in three games at Fenway Park earlier...
Via The Outside Corner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'I'm not washed up, I can guarantee you that'

    This embed is invalid   " /> David Ortiz’s passion isn’t gone. He’s just harnessing his emotions more than usual this season.   Ortiz offered a rather cordial response recently when asked if he’s “washed up” in his 19th major league season (13th with the Boston Red Sox). It was somewhat surprising given that Ortiz typically wears his heart...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  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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