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The Red Sox have begun contract talks with David Ortiz

Oct 20, 2012, 11:05 AM EDT

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The Red Sox are currently in negotiations with the Blue Jays in an effort to secure John Farrell as their new manager, but they are also trying to keep a familiar face in the fold.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox and David Ortiz engaged in contract negotiations this week, though it doesn’t sound like a resolution is imminent.

We heard earlier this week that Ortiz is looking for a two-year deal in the range of $25-30 million. While he turns 37 in November and is coming off a season-ending Achilles injury, he has a pretty good case for the multi-year deal he has long coveted. Building off a resurgent 2011 campaign, Ortiz batted .318/.415/.611 with 23 home runs, 60 RBI and a 1.026 OPS in 90 games this year.

  1. Glenn - Oct 20, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    He gets nothing even close to 2 years/$25-30 million on the open market.

  2. kiwicricket - Oct 20, 2012 at 11:39 AM

    If the daily saga of the Red Sox is cringe worthy, contract negotiations between these two are border-line nauseating.

    • 18thstreet - Oct 20, 2012 at 3:50 PM

      And you’re reading about them because … why, exactly?

      I’m not kidding here. Why do you care?

  3. husky2score - Oct 20, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    They were probably turned down as soon as you posted this article.

  4. prosourcetalk - Oct 20, 2012 at 1:20 PM

    This must be part of the “myriad changes” Lucchino was talking about.

  5. willclarkgameface - Oct 20, 2012 at 5:13 PM

    Ortiz apparently didn’t get the memo that the DH “position” has changed and absolutely NO ONE uses it how they did a decade ago when he started to plant himself on the bench until he had to hit every night.

    Even the idiots in the Red Sox front office know this and will not have to pay him anything close to what he is asking.

    MLB needs to get rid of the DH altogether, especially now with how many interleague games we will have to sit through from now on.

  6. sidelineshot - Oct 20, 2012 at 5:52 PM

    Get it done at 25 mil for 2 years.
    Lots of below-average players get more than that !!!

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