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Ortiz a keeper in Boston?

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08:08 AM ET 08.15 | To sign or not to sign David Ortiz, that will become the question. Ortiz made a decent comeback last year with 32 homers, 102 runs batted in, and a somewhat more Papi-like OPS of .899. He had some good spurts, but he just wasn't the same fearsome hitter he had been in those glory years, and everyone knew it. Theo & Co. were not exactly in a major rush to open negotiations for a contract extension as Papi entered the walk year of his contract. In fact, I would go so far as to say that most observers were having a very hard time envisioning David Ortiz as a member of the Red Sox in 2012. Most of those people -- and I am definitely one of them -- would now have a hard time envisioning him being anywhere else. But is it a lock? Only Theo knows.

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August 15, 2011  08:13 AM ET

Sign him.

August 15, 2011  08:19 AM ET

And just who will be out there that would do better? It is a question of how many years he wants on that last contract.

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August 15, 2011  08:57 AM ET
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The man looks like he has lost weight and worked hard to regain some of his former form. Give him a couple more years. I think it'll be worth it....

Sounds about right.

Morning Lou.

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August 15, 2011  09:07 AM ET
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Morning Clem - KUGELN!!!

Kind of slow around here today.

August 15, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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Kind of slow around here today.

what do you expect on a Red Sox thread?

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August 15, 2011  09:18 AM ET
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what do you expect on a Red Sox thread?

Funny CSF, funny.

August 15, 2011  09:21 AM ET
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Let me know when the Sox treat a team legend like the Yankees treated Bernie Williams.

Morning Rex.

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August 15, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Jorge Posada

he brought it on himself I'd say

August 15, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Let me know when the Sox treat a team legend like the Yankees treated Bernie Williams.

While certainly NOT a legend, talk to Bronson Arroyo

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