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Thursday, December 06, 2018

David Ortiz is all fired up about J.D. Martinez not being MVP finalist

David Ortiz is tired of the anti-designated hitter bias.

The former Boston Red Sox slugger never won an American League MVP award despite putting up some monster numbers throughout his career. He’s apparently still a little salty about that, and after watching J.D. Martinez finish a distant fourth in AL MVP voting this year, Ortiz couldn’t bite his tongue any longer.

“OK, Mookie Betts was the MVP, but you were the runner-up,” Ortiz told WEEI.com’s Rob Bradford at his annual David Ortiz Golf Classic in the Dominican Republic. “That’s the type of credit he needs to get. Not this other (expletive). Come on, man. I never understand it.”

No one had the heart to explain to David Ortiz that, in quite a few regards, he is the epitome of why designated hitters have a bad reputation, or at least would be were it not for really good press agents…..

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2018 at 08:04 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: david ortiz, designated hitters, j.d. martinez

 

 

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