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10:18 AM ET 09.12 | It'll be interesting to see whether the Boston Red Sox, who have a $12.5 million option on lefty DH David Ortiz's contract for next season, make a run at Minnesota Twins lefty DH Jim Thome, 40, when Thome becomes a free agent after the season. Ortiz turns 35 in November.

St. Paul Pioneer Press

Jim Thome, AP Jim Thome, AP
September 12, 2010  10:27 AM ET

Yeah I'm pretty sure they will pick up Ortiz's option. He's had a good year and puts butts in the seats. Worthless bit of "news".

September 12, 2010  10:32 AM ET
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Yeah I'm pretty sure they will pick up Ortiz's option. He's had a good year and puts butts in the seats. Worthless bit of "news".

I believe it's time to say good bye to Papi. Resign VMart and let him become your every day DH. His versatility at 1B and backup catcher is much more valuable. Use that extra money and go out and try and find a LF like Carl Crawford or Jason Werth.

September 12, 2010  10:46 AM ET
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I believe it's time to say good bye to Papi. Resign VMart and let him become your every day DH. His versatility at 1B and backup catcher is much more valuable. Use that extra money and go out and try and find a LF like Carl Crawford or Jason Werth.

Great point on Papi and V-Mart!!
Let Thome go back home and DH for the ChiSox and let Papi take return to the Twins and replace Thome as DH... Manny Ramirez will find his way to New York or back to Cleveland.

September 12, 2010  10:52 AM ET
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I believe it's time to say good bye to Papi. Resign VMart and let him become your every day DH. His versatility at 1B and backup catcher is much more valuable. Use that extra money and go out and try and find a LF like Carl Crawford or Jason Werth.

Personally i'd love to see them go out and get Jason Werth.

September 12, 2010  11:06 AM ET

Keep feeding Papi rice and beans and all will be ok

September 12, 2010  11:12 AM ET
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Personally i'd love to see them go out and get Jason Werth.

Phils fans will let you have him. He is Pat Burrell with better range in the outfield

September 12, 2010  11:12 AM ET
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I believe it's time to say good bye to Papi. Resign VMart and let him become your every day DH. His versatility at 1B and backup catcher is much more valuable. Use that extra money and go out and try and find a LF like Carl Crawford or Jason Werth.

Werth plays RF and CF

September 12, 2010  11:18 AM ET
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Werth plays RF and CF

so you don't think he could play LF????????????

September 12, 2010  11:23 AM ET
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so you don't think he could play LF????????????

perhaps, but he is best suited as a RF

September 12, 2010  11:27 AM ET
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perhaps, but he is best suited as a RF

If that's the case, then they could just move Drew to LF...........He's only got one more year in Boston anyway.

September 12, 2010  11:30 AM ET
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If that's the case, then they could just move Drew to LF...........He's only got one more year in Boston anyway.

somone should whack him with a set of batteries

September 12, 2010  11:31 AM ET
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somone should whack him with a set of batteries

even if they did his expression wouldn't change..............

September 12, 2010  12:12 PM ET

um... why thome?

ever heard of papi, konerko, adrian gonzalez, prince fielder

those guys are way ahead of thome on the sox's lists

September 12, 2010  12:13 PM ET

this isnt even written by a boston paper! wtf

September 12, 2010  01:07 PM ET

Signing Thome to replace Ortiz isn't logical...

... one over the hill DH to replace an aging DH.

Ortiz is not the same without Manny, but, he's still a threat.

September 12, 2010  03:39 PM ET
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perhaps, but he is best suited as a RF

Werth can indeed play Leftfield... Believe me seen him play LF in the miniors and with the Dodgers when he came-up to the Majors.

September 12, 2010  04:10 PM ET
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Signing Thome to replace Ortiz isn't logical...... one over the hill DH to replace an aging DH.Ortiz is not the same without Manny, but, he's still a threat.

Good point there; So if Thome were to opt out of Minnesota and Boston signed him to replace Papi. This would allow Ortiz to join the White Sox and be protected by Manny Ramirez again...
Or if Manny wears out his stay in Chicago-- Both Ramirez and Ortiz could unite in Cleveland

September 12, 2010  04:21 PM ET

"Both Ramirez and Ortiz could unite in Cleveland"

But why would either Manny or Papi "want' to go to Cleveland......?

September 12, 2010  04:23 PM ET
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"Both Ramirez and Ortiz could unite in Cleveland"But why would either Manny or Papi "want' to go to Cleveland......?

I hear the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is nice.

 
September 12, 2010  04:30 PM ET

How much of a paycut would Big Papi have to take to stay in Boston? I don't see Theo throwing more money or years to Papi, will he stay for less?

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