Is Papi Still Over the Hill?

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    Is Papi Still Over the Hill?

    Just curious.
     
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    Just curious.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus


    He certainly seems over the hump...
     
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    I think all that happened to Ortiz in 2009 and 2010 was the wrist injury got him off to a slow start in 2009. And also he was getting into his 30s and it probably took time for him to realize what he had to do different to stay in top shape compared to his 20s. It happens to all of us. We hit our 30s and realize that if we're not careful the weight stays on and wehave to work harder to stay in the shape we were in in our 20s.
     
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    He's still the best DH in baseball and we're damn lucky to have him! He's also an excellent clubhouse guy with natural leadership ability. Just wish we had him locked up for next season also.
     
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    Not over the hill, but paid more per year than he would have been on the open market.  So far he's living up to that salary though.
     
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    Not over the hill, but paid more per year than he would have been on the open market.  So far he's living up to that salary though.
    Posted by JB-3


    Indeed JB.  The Sox F.O. taking a gamble that last year represents a trend for Papi, and last year being worth the money they paid him for this year.
     
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    In Response to Re: Is Papi Still Over the Hill? : Indeed JB.  The Sox F.O. taking a gamble that last year represents a trend for Papi, and last year being worth the money they paid him for this year.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus
    And so far he looks even better this year than he did last year.
     
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    In Response to Re: Is Papi Still Over the Hill? : And so far he looks even better this year than he did last year.
    Posted by carnie


    Yeah carnie, looking like he should add about 20-30 steals to his stat line.  Laughing
     
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    Maybe the fountain of youth is in the Domincan.

     
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    Maybe the fountain of youth is in the Domincan.
    Posted by DirtyWaterLover


    All you have to do is stick your frosty cup in there, stir it up with some over the counter supplements, and, boom, delicious shake  Money mouth
     
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    Funny that people would rather buy into a media created fake rift than talk about a guy hitting 400 plus with 10 RBI ..... Papi is killing the ball and the egos of the "let him walk ..we got lava " crowd!!
     
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    He's looking quick running the bases too this year.
     
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    He will be very soon at 36 but right now he's one of the best players on the team. 
     
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    Somehow he looks really really healthy......
     
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    Just curious.
    Posted by SpacemanEephus


    Are you suggesting we pay him another $15 million for 2013? Because if we don't the Nation still faces "disrespecting" our hero as he goes to the Yankees or Twins. The better he does this year the more severe the fall-out next winter..... yikes. Deja vu.

     
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    As good a start as Ortiz is off to, he has declined since his peak years. I've always supported Ortiz as long as produces like he has. He won't be given a "good ole boy" contract, like Wastefield and Varitek, which is a good thing.

    I hope Ortiz retires before he has to be kicked to the curb. If he ends this season with solid numbers, he should retire.
     
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    As good a start as Ortiz is off to, he has declined since his peak years. I've always supported Ortiz as long as produces like he has. He won't be given a "good ole boy" contract, like Wastefield and Varitek, which is a good thing. I hope Ortiz retires before he has to be kicked to the curb. If he ends this season with solid numbers, he should retire.
    Posted by hankwilliamsjr


    Why is that?  Let's assume he finishes with near-2011 performance, is that what you mean by "solid numbers"?  Why should he retire if he is still productive?
     
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    It is called going out on top, which he will never do. He should though.
     
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    Cuz lots of guys quit while able to put 30 and 100!!!
     
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    It is called going out on top, which he will never do. He should though.
    Posted by BurritoT


    Virtually no one goes out on top.  I wouldn't, I'd play until I couldn't anymore.  It's the game they love, and as competetive athletes always think they can do it. 

    I would rather an athlete play a bit longer than they should rather than go out on top because I'd always wonder how much they left on the table (see Sanders, Barry).
     
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    I just can't get over how really really healthy he looks...
     
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    Re: Is Papi Still Over the Hill?

    Ortiz looks like he's having time of his life -- a slash hitter, a sprinter, a bit less surly with umpires, bear hugs all around, incandescent smiles.
    We should enjoy him enjoying himself -- and let the future take care of itself.
     
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