Big Papi---gone?

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    Big Papi---gone?



    Big Papi is now on the clock,

    And we know he’s taking stock;

    But, why would he come back

    Amidst all this flack?

    I’m afraid he’s gonna walk!

     
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    I don't know why he is on the D.L. at this point in the season. With expanded rosters , why not activate him ? At least he could be available to pinch hit.
     
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    Ortiz has played with a lot of heart
    and is one heck of a designated hitter.
    It'll be tough for the Sox and he to part
    but he will certainly go to the highest bidder.
     
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    Why chance putting him in there and risk further damage? This tells me that they will probably re-sign him if they are going to protect him like this. Im sure he could PH, but obviously they want him fully healthy for 2013 and maybe 2014...
     
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    When the season's over and Ortiz is free to go 
    He'll be waiting to see how much "respect" the Red Sox show
    For Papi,it's not about getting every last dime
    his biggest concern is the length of time
    Henry better give him at least 2 years and plenty of dough 
     
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    Ortiz may not find a better deal any where else.  He is at least 50-50 in returning to Boston next year.

    He may find that the big bucks for his services are not as valuable to other teams.  First, he will have only 14 other potential suitors as the National League teams certainly will not pay him very much to be a pinch hitter and a DH in interleague games.   Second, there are some AL teams who are already set at DH or just will not pay him anything like the Sox will.

    Although Ortiz will play the "respect" card, he is coming off an injury that should (and will) scare even the Red Sox.  The Sox signing him is a gamble with this heel problem, but other teams thinking of signing him is even a bigger gamble.
     
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    There are suitors for Ortiz next season if he hits FA.  O's, Jays, Rays, Indians, even AL new comer Astros could be in the mix.  Ortiz had strong back to back years.  Even though he's getting older and suffering injuries time to time, he's the best DH out there and Papi will get 2 yrs or more contract at somewhere else. 
     
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    with AG gone, i sense an Ortiz return to Boston....imo not done yet..
     
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    In response to seannybboi's comment:
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    There are suitors for Ortiz next season if he hits FA.  O's, Jays, Rays, Indians, even AL new comer Astros could be in the mix.  Ortiz had strong back to back years.  Even though he's getting older and suffering injuries time to time, he's the best DH out there and Papi will get 2 yrs or more contract at somewhere else.  

    I still believe that he will resign with the Red Sox.  Although, it is possible that he leaves for a better offer with another team. 

     
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    Re: Big Papi---gone?

    you can be sure Papi will be back
    as we all know he has the knack
    to hit the timely and epic jack
    with a thwhack, smack, whack
    of his big bat that is black
    to keep the sox on track
    althought the media will attack
    when he has too much snack
    it dont matter cause he's the mack
    Cmdr Data better get his money belt and unpack
    cause big Papi has numbers for a plaque
     
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    Ortiz will be back and the Red Sox will pay him what he wants for one year and maybe an incentivzed 2nd year.
     
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    In response to susan250's comment:
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    I still believe that he will resign with the Red Sox.  Although, it is possible that he leaves for a better offer with another team. 

     

    [/QUOTE] i'm a believer that you should be in the place you built your identity, of course the owrnship has to do what's best for all invovlved, but if they feel he's still of value it's where he should be, he's been a lynchpin of both title teams..

     
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:

    Why chance putting him in there and risk further damage? This tells me that they will probably re-sign him if they are going to protect him like this. Im sure he could PH, but obviously they want him fully healthy for 2013 and maybe 2014...



    They would be protecting him even if they didn't intend to resign him. I am sure they feel they owe him that much.
     
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    question for the Sox fans(or anyone really)..if he didn't sign with Boston or a desirable AL team, being that he's IMO far from a total hack at  1B, do you think a right situation NL team would take a chance??..
     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:

    question for the Sox fans(or anyone really)..if he didn't sign with Boston or a desirable AL team, being that he's IMO far from a total hack at  1B, do you think a right situation NL team would take a chance??..



    I'm sure there will be NL teams would love to take a chance on him if his price goes down.  But at his asking price, not really.  If Thome played 1B for the Phillies, Ortiz will have a NL team.  But Thome earned $1.5M, $3M, and $1.5M for previous 3 years after turning 38.  Ortiz probably prefers to stay in AL and DH and get around $12M instead..
     
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    Re: Big Papi---gone?

    In response to seannybboi's comment:

    There are suitors for Ortiz next season if he hits FA.  O's, Jays, Rays, Indians, even AL new comer Astros could be in the mix.  Ortiz had strong back to back years.  Even though he's getting older and suffering injuries time to time, he's the best DH out there and Papi will get 2 yrs or more contract at somewhere else. 



    He can still play 1B. Now that Agon is gone, no reason not to let him play there, especially if he stays trimmed down.
     
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    In response to Bill-806's comment:
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    Was there any doubt/question ????  36 going on 42 bad heel ????  he is done, COOKED !!!

    [/QUOTE]


    Yeah because of that slugging SS nickname Iggy that you're in love with, the Sox don't need Papi's bat.

     
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    Re: Big Papi---gone?

    SIGN ORTIZ.

    SIGN HIM QUICK.

    SIGN HIM FOR THE TWO YEARS.

    BE DONE WITH IT AND FOCUS ON EVERYTHING ELSE.

    Ortiz will be worth every cent. He wants to be in Boston. He wants to be a leader. He's still productive. 

    Did I mention -- HE WANTS TO BE IN BOSTON.

    A happy Papi is infectious. Letting him walk would be like letting Teddy Ballgame walk or Yaz walk. He's the heart and soul of the team.

    SIGN HIM.

     
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    I'd like to see them give him what he wanted last year.  2 years @ 12.5MM.

    The Sox are in a spot now where they can't be seeing any power walk away from them.  Whether or not he's worth that kind of money is debateable.  IMO he's in the same position that 'Tek was during Tek's last year in Boston.  He's more valuable to Boston than he is to anyone else.

    He's made it quite plain that he wants to retire from the Sox so let's make it easy for him.  The Sox owe him that. 

     
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    Papi has very limited options. No team will give him what RS are capable of.

     
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    Re: Big Papi---gone?

    In response to charliedarling's comment:

    Ortiz may not find a better deal any where else.  He is at least 50-50 in returning to Boston next year.

    He may find that the big bucks for his services are not as valuable to other teams.  First, he will have only 14 other potential suitors as the National League teams certainly will not pay him very much to be a pinch hitter and a DH in interleague games.   Second, there are some AL teams who are already set at DH or just will not pay him anything like the Sox will.

    Although Ortiz will play the "respect" card, he is coming off an injury that should (and will) scare even the Red Sox.  The Sox signing him is a gamble with this heel problem, but other teams thinking of signing him is even a bigger gamble.




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