Wednesday, January 29, 2014

David Ortiz Would Complete The 2004 Red Sox Turned Yankee Mass Exodus

There have been a ton of the 2004 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox that have since become members of the New York Yankees, could David Ortiz be the next? Ortiz was interviewed by CBS Boston and spoke about his future with the Red Sox and it may not look good if you're a Sox fan. Apparently Ortiz wants to stay a member of the Red Sox, who could blame him really, but emphasizes that he wants a multi year deal, something that Boston may not be willing to give him. Here is a quote from Ortiz on the subject:

“Hey, I would like to. I’m having fun. It’s been a hell of a ride as long as I’ve been here,” Ortiz told WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton in an interview that aired on Sunday night’s Sports Final. ”But as I always keep on telling people, this is a business. Sometimes you’ve got to do what’s best for you and your family.
“As long as they keep offering me a job and I keep doing what I’m supposed to do and the relationship keeps on building up, I’m going to be there. Hopefully, I won’t have to go and wear another uniform,” he said, hoping for another multi-year extension from Boston.
But if the Red Sox do not offer him a multi-year deal, or it’s not up to Ortiz’s standards, the slugger said it would be “time to move on.”
“If I have to, I’ve got no choice,” he said. “I’m not going to quit. As long as I keep hitting the ball the way I have, I’ve got to keep on giving it a try.”

Ortiz is 38 years old now so demanding a multi year deal in your age 39 season may be probably asking a lot. The Yankees though seem to have no problem offering multi year deals to guys way past their prime, especially one who will be a DH only. Presumably after this season Derek Jeter will be retired and Alfonso Soriano will be elsewhere so the DH spot wouldn't be as a big of a log jam as it may be this season. Could we get Ortiz? Should we get Ortiz? Yes and yes please. 

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