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It’s time for David Ortiz to assume a platoon role with the Boston Red Sox

David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox hit two home runs and picked up seven RBI in Sunday night’s 11-1 win over the Detroit Tigers.  After failing to hit above .237 in any of the first three months of the season, Ortiz is at .303 for the month of July and is hitting .357 (10-for-28) in the past seven days. So it may seem that now might not be the time to once again call for the Red...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of Papi left: Ortiz passes three HOF'ers with career-best 7 RBI

  David Ortiz homered twice and drove in a career-high seven runs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-1 victory over the Detroit Tigers on Sunday night. Ortiz, who had two three-run homers and an RBI single, passed Hall of Famers Al Kaline, Harmon Killebrew and Rogers Hornsby on the all-time RBI list to take 38th place with 1,587. Ortiz and Xander Bogaerts each had four of the season...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Make Stealth Signing Of RP Belisario

(Getty Images)There's been a lot going on with the Red Sox in the last couple of days—David Ortiz sitting out the rubber match against the Yankees, the eventual loss to the Yankees in that critical game, and the celebration of Brock Holt as the only All-Star in Carmine Hose. Under the radar during this flurry of events, the Red Sox have signed relief pitcher Ronald Belisario....
Via FenwayNation
20 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz doesn't believe story of Ted Williams' record HR

Every Boston Red Sox fan knows what the red seat signifies. It’s one of the tenets of Fenway Park lore, right up there with Carlton Fisk’s walk-off home run in the 1975 World Series. The one red seat amid a sea of green ones in Fenway’s outfield grandstand is said to mark the longest homer ever hit at the ballpark: a 502-foot shot off the bat of the greatest Red Sox player...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz: 'Hell no' I don't want to play more first base

David Ortiz has lined up at first base in two of the last three Boston Red Sox games, and the results have been positive. The Red Sox have won both, and Ortiz has fielded his position without incident. So, does that mean the 39-year-old designated hitter would be up for flashing the leather on a more regular basis? Um, not exactly. “Hell no,” Ortiz told reporters after Wednesday’s...
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...
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July 01, 2015  |  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...
June 21, 2015  |  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...
June 07, 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

WATCH: David Ortiz ejected for arguing over check swing

Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz earned his first ejection of the season on Sunday afternoon, and Big Papi got his money’s worth on the way out. Ortiz was given the boot in the fifth inning after he became livid when third base umpire Jerry Meals ruled that he went through on a check swing....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

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