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08:11 AM ET 11.04 | David Ortiz thought he was a little higher on the priority list in Boston. [Ortiz] told WEEI.com Thursday that to his knowledge the Red Sox have yet to make an offer to him. The designated hitter officially became a free agent at 12:01 a.m. Thursday, with the Sox' exclusive negotiating period -- extending five days after the completion of the World Series -- ending without a deal. "I was expecting something would happen before (the exclusive negotiating period ran out), but so many things are going on," Ortiz said. "I know everybody has priorities, and to be honest with you, I thought I was one of them." ... Ortiz is letting his agent, Fern Cuza, handle all negotiations.

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November 4, 2011  08:27 AM ET

Papi, the Sox didn't believe your agent's rumor that the Yankees and the Jays were interested. Sox aren't going to bid against themselves but you'll get a fair offer.

November 4, 2011  08:31 AM ET

Papi, Papi, Papi. They are the Red Sox. They have time on their side.

November 4, 2011  08:38 AM ET

deja vu?

November 4, 2011  08:42 AM ET

usually you want to take care of front office issues/managerial decisions before getting to the FA's. Chill Papi!

November 4, 2011  08:50 AM ET

WAAH WAAH WAAH were's my new rattle.....WAAH WAAH WAAH....were's my new contract.....

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November 4, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Red Sox might be better off with Beltran as their DH. He's not only a switch hitter, but he can also play the field, which would give them much more flexability making out a lineup. Papi is a one dimensional player, and those guys have become dinosaurs in today's game.

November 4, 2011  09:06 AM ET
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Red Sox might be better off with Beltran as their DH. He's not only a switch hitter, but he can also play the field, which would give them much more flexability making out a lineup. Papi is a one dimensional player, and those guys have become dinosaurs in today's game.

If I were the Bosox I would make a run at Cuddyer....Bosox luck they'll sign Beltran and they'll need a wheel chair in right field for him...too many injuries ...buyer beware....take it from me I know....

November 4, 2011  09:13 AM ET
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If I were the Bosox I would make a run at Cuddyer....Bosox luck they'll sign Beltran and they'll need a wheel chair in right field for him...too many injuries ...buyer beware....take it from me I know....

I hear what your saying, that's why I would limit his time in the field. Make him your primary DH, and try to save his legs. Let Reddick or Kalish get most of the time in RF, and only put Beltran out there vs lefties. I just think if you're gonna pay one of them, Beltran gives you a lot more options.

November 4, 2011  09:27 AM ET

Boston is still picking up the rubble of their implosion. Relax Papi.

November 4, 2011  09:27 AM ET

How about Papi to the Rays 2 yrs 22 mil with a 3rd year team option at 13.5 mil?

November 4, 2011  09:39 AM ET
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How about Papi to the Rays 2 yrs 22 mil with a 3rd year team option at 13.5 mil?

Possibly. But TB is cheap. They paid Johnny Damon $2mill and Manny (1 hit blunder) Ramirez $1mill to provide offense. I dont see them spending more than 3 times that for one guy.

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November 4, 2011  09:44 AM ET
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usually you want to take care of front office issues/managerial decisions before getting to the FA's. Chill Papi!

"Issues..we have no stinking issues."

<flips quarter toMel Brooks"

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November 4, 2011  09:48 AM ET
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If I were the Bosox I would make a run at Cuddyer....Bosox luck they'll sign Beltran and they'll need a wheel chair in right field for him...too many injuries ...buyer beware....take it from me I know....

perfect as a replacement for JD Drew then. UGH!!!

November 4, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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Agreed - it's like - man I must be more important than the GM, Coach and figuring out the general direction of the team..... Of course this is an exaggeration - he didn't imply he was more important than all those - but it could come across that way.

Really! Who was he going to negotiate with...the equipment manager?

 
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