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Ortiz floats 'time to move on'

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07:36 AM ET 01.28 | So long, Papi? World Series MVP David Ortiz, who turned 38 in November, said in a TV interview that aired Sunday night that he would like to retire as a member of the Red Sox, but said if the club did not offer him another long-term deal, it was "time to move on." ... Ortiz, who has a year left on the two-year extension he signed last winter with Boston, appeared via satellite in an interview Sunday night on Boston CBS4's "Sports Final." Asked by station sports director Steve Burton if he would like to retire with the Red Sox, for whom he has played the last 11 years, Ortiz said, "Hey, I would like to. I'm having fun. It's been a [heck] of a ride as long as I've been here. But as I always keep on telling people, this is a business. Sometimes you've got to do what's best for you and your family.

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January 28, 2014  07:57 AM ET

Just worry about this year Papi.

January 28, 2014  08:13 AM ET

Bon voyage.

January 28, 2014  08:17 AM ET

Long term deal at 38? Good luck. He should be more concerned about the rumor of A-Rod's book.

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January 28, 2014  08:46 AM ET

Papi is going to wear a tshirt printed with "I HIT .688 IN THE WORLD SERIES" and just point to it whenever people ask how he can ask for a long term deal at his age.

January 28, 2014  08:48 AM ET
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I can't fault him for seeking future security.

Sox should extend him through 2015. After that he'll be 40 years old, and I wouldn't go more than one year at a time at that point.

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January 28, 2014  08:53 AM ET

Yawn

January 28, 2014  08:55 AM ET
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He's a hero in Boston and his PED usage, er, I mean performance, have earned him that title. I imagine the Red Sox will continue to employ him as long as he remains productive.

When all is said and done, his head will be preserved like Ted's.

January 28, 2014  08:57 AM ET
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He's a hero in Boston and his PED usage, er, I mean performance, have earned him that title. I imagine the Red Sox will continue to employ him as long as he remains productive.

Just like Hulk Hogan, he takes his "vitamins"

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January 28, 2014  09:09 AM ET
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He's been a vegan for ten years, you know.

Wow. The things you can learn on here.

January 28, 2014  09:11 AM ET

What's the risk? He either hits or he's suspended so you don't have to pay him.

January 28, 2014  09:14 AM ET

um no


Q.Are you a healthy eater?

A. I try to be. I have gotten a lot better. At one point, I kind of got into the ???I???m young, I???m not worried about anything.??? Then, once you hit your 30s and you see that your body is kind of slowing down, you start thinking, ???Man, if I want to keep on playing, I???ve got to do something.??? So, a couple years ago, I got into this thing where I lost 30 pounds, then I started eating better. Then, I got used to it. Less fried. Less sweet.

Q.Did you go vegan or vegetarian or try anything like that?

A. No, no, no. I like flavor. But I stopped a lot of things that I know had a lot to do with not losing weight, like the drinking, eating sweet stuff, eating fried things. Sugar is pretty bad. Everything has sugar pretty much, even if it doesn???t taste sweet.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2013/06/16/david-ortiz-and-his-secrets-l ongevity/deTBTcxLXl7OqQdT6rmucN/story.html

<deducts 20 from personal till for going to the communist paper for information>

January 28, 2014  09:15 AM ET
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Wow. The things you can learn on here.

Atr0=Miss Information

January 28, 2014  09:19 AM ET
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What's the risk? He either hits or he's suspended so you don't have to pay him.

I'm sure the Cards had that same strategy when they extended Yadier Molina.

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January 28, 2014  09:22 AM ET
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Atr0=Miss Information

You DO realize I was being sarcastic, right?

January 28, 2014  09:23 AM ET
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Yeah that was a little Best Policy joke. I would not know, nor would I care to know, whether Ortiz eats his vegetables.

I see you are doing your best impersonation of Best Policy by dropping that little nugget of info on every thread you touch.

 
January 28, 2014  09:26 AM ET
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Sox should extend him through 2015. After that he'll be 40 years old, and I wouldn't go more than one year at a time at that point.

Sounds reasonable, but little is reasonable in today's baseball contracts.
The question Cherington has to ask himself is what will other teams offer a 40-yr old hitter?

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