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11:05 AM ET 05.01 | The Red Sox exercised his $12 million option because he had a strong 2010. If David Ortiz has another strong season, will they keep him as their DH at the same rate of pay, try to knock him down a tad, or bid farewell? The bottom line is that Ortiz hasn't changed his mind about wanting to retire with the Red Sox. If his performance does not decline, he hopes they will reward him with some type of security.

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May 1, 2011  11:08 AM ET

They'd be foolish if they signed to anything very long.

May 1, 2011  12:14 PM ET

Without the PED's, he's at the age of decline. Pork chop and Kansas City time for Papi.

May 1, 2011  12:37 PM ET

Even with a strong season he won't make the money he's making this year.

May 1, 2011  01:57 PM ET

as the player that had more benefit than any other from using PED's he should be happy there is still a place for him anywhere in MLB much less with the Sox.

May 1, 2011  03:22 PM ET

In today's DH market, if he has a good '11 season, he's worth a one year contract at $4 million give or take, and year to year thereafter until he crashes.
Theo won't begin to deal with it until October, will want to see how Papi holds up over a full season at his age.
Of course, the way the Sox are playing these days, they may need all the help they can get, at whatever price!

May 1, 2011  03:44 PM ET

Theo Epstein's history is letting player's go a year or so before they completely bottom out.

This is probably Ortiz's last season in Beantown.

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May 1, 2011  06:03 PM ET
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That's just silly.

please name another one then.

May 1, 2011  06:32 PM ET

Let's have some articles about the good teams in MLB. Not scrub teams like the BoSox.

May 2, 2011  04:21 AM ET

Big P should stay period. He has been loyal and bounced back nicely. Obviously, he could use some improvement but I think it is just around the corner. He has been a great contact hitter in the past. Extra bases are fine, who needs all the home runs? these guys just need rbis...proud to be in the red sox nation and I still believe we win it this year!

May 2, 2011  09:10 AM ET

They gotta keep him... With Manny gone, Ortiz is the sox symbol for their 'roid fueled championships...

:-)

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May 2, 2011  09:37 AM ET
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What the hell are you talking about? How could you even quantify it? Further, why do you feel he's benefited any more than any other doper?It's conjecture and it's silly.

Please name another then.

May 2, 2011  11:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#23):

Please name another then.

Let me name a few. Giambi, Pettite, A-Rod, Clemens...

May 2, 2011  11:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#25):

Let me name a few. Giambi, Pettite, A-Rod, Clemens...

the only difference is that each of the players you name either played a position in the field or had success before the steroid age or could do something of value on the field rather than just pull the ball for power. Papi is a one tool player and if you look at his statistics he wasnt much of that one tool before the juice. The guy is a defensive liability, cant run the bases and before the juice was a .265 hitter with minimal power that can only pull the ball.

May 2, 2011  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#21):

They gotta keep him... With Manny gone, Ortiz is the sox symbol for their 'roid fueled championships...:-)

Got to be a Yankee fan; of course, that team never had a 'roid issue!

May 2, 2011  11:58 AM ET
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Got to be a Yankee fan; of course, that team never had a 'roid issue!

I'll play devils advocate here. The difference is that the Yankees were also able to win without roids, the sox weren't.

May 2, 2011  12:22 PM ET
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the only difference is that each of the players you name either played a position in the field or had success before the steroid age or could do something of value on the field rather than just pull the ball for power. Papi is a one tool player and if you look at his statistics he wasnt much of that one tool before the juice. The guy is a defensive liability, cant run the bases and before the juice was a .265 hitter with minimal power that can only pull the ball.

So if Ortiz is a 1 tool guy then how did he benefit the most? I agree he is a one trick pony. So therefore he didn't really benefit from PEDs if all he could do was hit the ball. He played 1st base during interleague games just because of his bat but is definitly a defensive liability. The people I named were position players yes and since they were able to do more on the field then just hit the "beisbol" they gained more benefit from the "juice" since it allowed for them to actually play in the field. And enough of this nonsense about the Steroid Fueled Championships in Boston, because if you are going to cry foul about them then you might as well cry foul on every thing the Yanks did from 96 until 2004. Both Boston and New York had "cheaters" on their teams during the Steroid Era and both benefitted greatly from it. But however yanks fans want to downplay the 04 season to make it less about how they choked and more about "cheating" go ahead whatever helps you sleep at night.

May 2, 2011  12:43 PM ET
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please name another one then.

What, another silly comment?

 
May 2, 2011  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#28):

I'll play devils advocate here. The difference is that the Yankees were also able to win without roids, the sox weren't.

A-Roid, Pettitte, Giambi, Clemens... Those are the ones we know about.

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