Re: 71 games
posted at 10/31/2012 11:15 AM EDT
In response to jackbu's comment:
If you think ortiz should be offered a two year deal without considering the fact that he missed 71 games this season, then I am pretty sure you aren't an investment banker.
The guy complains to the media all the time on how he doesn't get respect. He was part of the problem last season and the season before and not part of the solution.
The sox did not get their 14.5 million worth from Ortiz this past season. You are a pink hat fan if you think they did. Obviously there is a problem in the negotiations, because the talks aren't moving along as fast as first reported.
You are obviously a little short on the reading skills assessment.
1-I did not say we should sign Papi to a 2-year contract. What I have said in the past is that we should make him a qualifying offer, and then let the market decide. If he wants to accept the ~ $13.3M, I'm fine with that. If he wants to shop himself around, I am fine with matching his top offer. He is almost certainly not going to do any better than the qualifying offer.
2-Yes, I am put off by his salary complaints. However, that is offset by the fact that he is one of the few honest players that can actually talk to the media.
3-The RS did not get their money's worth from an injured player? Couldn't you make that claim about every single post-arb injured player? Did the NYY get their money's worth from Gardner? Did TO get their money's worth from Bautista? Did Philly get the money's worth from Utley? that's a meaningless statement.
Like I said (on the off chance that you'd like to discuss what I said), you should stick to the facts instead of your personal animus.