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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Contract works well for Red Sox and David Ortiz - Sports - The Boston Globe

This isn’t as bad as I feared.

Ortiz, 38, will earn $15 million this season and $16 million in 2015, and there are club options for 2016 and 2017. The option for ’16 vests based on plate appearances, and there are different levels. He makes $11 million for 425 plate appearances, $12 million for 475, $13 million for 525, $14 million for 550, $15 million for 575, and $16 million for 600. The 2017 option would vest at whatever level Ortiz achieves in 2016.

This means Ortiz has to remain healthy, and produce enough to play a lot.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 25, 2014 at 11:52 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

David Ortiz on his contract

Year-to-year should be OK with the Red Sox and Ortiz. I can understand why he wants another year. That doesn’t mean they should give in. Let him play out this contract and go from there.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 19, 2014 at 02:19 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Time to extend Papi’s tenure | Boston Herald

Not me. Let him play out next season and go from there.

There’s no telling how many more seasons Ortiz has left in him.
There’s also no doubt they are going to erect his statue outside of Fenway Park someday.
While he’s still playing though, might as well not wait to start extending his contract so he’s here until he’s done playing.
Anyone care to second that emotion?

Jim Furtado Posted: November 03, 2013 at 01:04 PM | 40 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, red sox

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is David Ortiz a Hall of Famer? | HardballTalk

Craig Calcaterra says yes.

You bet your bippy he is. The numbers certainly bear this out. And he still has a lot of gas left in the tank so he’ll be providing value for a few years yet, adding to his case.  But you can be statistically illiterate and see this guy’s value as a player. His mark on the game is indelible. Numbers aside, Ortiz has killed it in the World Series. He clearly carried the Red Sox this year. He is clearly the leader of one of the best teams of his era.

When I have a tough call on a Hall of Fame candidate, I ask myself: “Can you tell the story of baseball in the era in which he played without including him?”  If the answer is no, it’s hard to argue against his Hall of Fame case.  And in Ortiz’s case, that answer is clearly no. The man should go to Cooperstown the first year he’s eligible.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 31, 2013 at 06:30 PM | 116 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, hall of fame

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Angell: Papiness

Big Papi continued to astound, with a run-scoring double on his first pitch of the evening, two singles, and a line-drive out. He is batting .733 for the series—as against a cumulative .151 for the rest of the Boston hitters—and now sometimes gives the impression that he is stopping by to play in these little entertainments, in the manner of a dad joining his daughter’s fifth-grade softball game. When he came up to bat once again in the sixth, Cardinals’ starter Adam Wainwright essayed some uncharacteristic little pauses and stutter steps on the mound, trying to throw off that implacable swing. It was like trying to disconcert winter.


Monday, October 28, 2013

Reilly: Papi Talks, Red Sox Listen

I really, really apologize for a link to a Rick Reilly piece, but this was too good to pass up:

Where did Ortiz learn to orate like that?

“Bill Clinton, he makes a lot of money making speeches,” Ortiz said. “And he changes a lot of lives with his speeches. I watch him. I learn. If you can get people to listen, they will react.”

David Ortiz TED talk this offseason or GTFO.


 

 

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