Thursday, November 4, 2010
Red Sox Keep Big Papi For 2011!
Today, the Red Sox exercised their $12.5 million club option on David Ortiz. Hopefully some other time this offseason they can give him a multi-year option because I don't just want Papi on the Sox for 2011, I want Papi to be on the Sox until the end of his career! Tonight was also the deadline for the option to get picked up, and since the Sox and Ortiz couldn't reach common ground for a multi-year offer. Also, Scott Atchison's option, but declined the options for Bill Hall and Felipe Lopez. David Ortiz had a pretty good season this year at .270/32/102, but hopefully next year his average will improve a little. Big Papi is a great player and I'm glad we could keep him.