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Drama has Ortiz considering Yankees

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08:13 AM ET 10.13 | The Red Sox went from title contender to September swoon to what now seems like chaos in a matter of weeks. Could Big Papi really relocate to the Big Apple? Longtime Boston Red Sox slugger and free-agent-to-be David Ortiz spoke about the possibility of signing with the AL East rival New York Yankees during an interview Wednesday with ESPN. ... "There's too much drama, man," Ortiz told [ESPN] in reference to the Red Sox. "There's too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don't know if I want to be part of this drama for next year." But would Ortiz really consider defecting to the other side of baseball's biggest rivalry? "That's something I gotta think about," Ortiz said.

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October 13, 2011  08:17 AM ET

Don't come to Texas, Bro.

October 13, 2011  08:18 AM ET

Yeah, the NYY would be calm by comparison.
Come on, Papi! You know better. Sign where you want, but don't make excuses about drama.

October 13, 2011  08:23 AM ET

Wait, he's just trying to build a market here, forcing the Bosox to worry about him having a good year playing for their #1 rival. I get it now. I still doubt they're going to pursue him strongly.

October 13, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Boston is going to feel like they have to make a big splash and Prince has said he's willing to DH...wouldn't be shocked if they overlook the weight issue and figure it's worth getting a booming bat for 2-4 years before he eats himself out of baseball, even if they have to pay him for 6-7 years.

October 13, 2011  08:38 AM ET

"there's too much drama here, so I'm publicly saying that I'm thinking of leaving to go play for the team's biggest rival y'know... because I'd like less drama."

October 13, 2011  08:41 AM ET

Let him get old and break down on the Yankees dime. I don't think Cashman is that stupid though, they already have a $30M DH for the next few years.

October 13, 2011  08:43 AM ET

You had a nice run there Papi but everything comes to an end in time.

October 13, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Life imitating Art

Reminds me of the ESPN commercial where he wears the Posada's Yankee hat

October 13, 2011  08:49 AM ET

He'll be an Indian by Thanksgiving.

October 13, 2011  08:49 AM ET

Ortiz is the furtherest thing from their problems.... start with the usual suspects, Lackey, Crawford, etc.

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October 13, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Boston is going to feel like they have to make a big splash and Prince has said he's willing to DH...wouldn't be shocked if they overlook the weight issue and figure it's worth getting a booming bat for 2-4 years before he eats himself out of baseball, even if they have to pay him for 6-7 years.

Considering they ranked 1st in runs scored and 22nd in ERA, I hope their new GM, if he is going to make a "big splash," would have the good sense to do it with Sabathia and Wilson.

October 13, 2011  09:03 AM ET

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October 13, 2011  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

a fat, wrong side of 35 DH who hasn't been the same without the PED's

You obviously haven't seen his stats over the last couple of years.

October 13, 2011  09:05 AM ET

maybe papi just figures that with Theo gone there wont be anyone in boston to sign more bad contracts so he needs to go elsewhere to get some more big bucks.

October 13, 2011  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Considering they ranked 1st in runs scored and 22nd in ERA, I hope their new GM, if he is going to make a "big splash," would have the good sense to do it with Sabathia and Wilson.

If they sign CC and Prince, they're going to need to get extra folding tables for the post-game spread.

October 13, 2011  09:08 AM ET

holy cow did I just type furtherest? time for the coffee

October 13, 2011  09:09 AM ET

just what the yankees need....another aging star who could fall off the cliff at any moment. yup. cash is going to be looking to sign him.

October 13, 2011  09:12 AM ET

Judging by Sabathia, Colon, Garcia and Chamberlain, they do have great buffets.

 
October 13, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Yeah NYY wants another old DH. Yeah Right

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