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07:30 AM ET 02.21 | Even with his expletive-laden critique of his contract status earlier this week, Big Papi's next deal may just resolve itself soon, after all. According to multiple industry sources, Red Sox DH David Ortiz and agent Fern Cuza met with members of the Red Sox front office (including representatives of team ownership) to have conversations about the slugger's contract status. According to one source, no formal offer of a contract extension was made during the meetings. "Just conversations," one source suggested of the meeting. ... [Ortiz] would be eligible for free agency following the 2014 season, but both he and Red Sox principal owner John Henry said on Wednesday that they are hoping to ensure that Ortiz will be able to spend the remainder of his career in a Red Sox uniform.

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February 21, 2014  07:46 AM ET

Wahh Wahhhhhh I won't more money. Give it a rest whiner.

February 21, 2014  07:53 AM ET

I agree with trooper. Shut up and play ball.

February 21, 2014  08:16 AM ET

I hope John Henry and Ben Cherington told him just that: "Shut up with all the public whining, or we will cut you loose so you can find the market value next year for a 39 yr old DH. It's a lot less than we are paying you. We repeat, shut up"!

February 21, 2014  08:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope John Henry and Ben Cherington told him just that: "Shut up with all the public whining, or we will cut you loose so you can find the market value next year for a 39 yr old DH. It's a lot less than we are paying you. We repeat, shut up"!

Yep, that's just what JH and Ben would tell Papi...IF THEY WERE COMPLETE FN MORONS.

February 21, 2014  08:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I hope John Henry and Ben Cherington told him just that: "Shut up with all the public whining, or we will cut you loose so you can find the market value next year for a 39 yr old DH. It's a lot less than we are paying you. We repeat, shut up"!

Cut him? I'm sure the Yankees and the rest of the AL have no interest in a hitter who's been averaging 34 HRs and 108 RBIs during his Red Sox career.

February 21, 2014  08:28 AM ET

Extend him one more year and call it a career.

February 21, 2014  09:04 AM ET
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Extend him one more year and call it a career.

Here is the thing as I see it. He and his agent want him to be treated in negotiations like he is a free agent now. He is not one now, so the Red Sox are dumb to not let him play that contract out regardless. Why give him the leverage he does not have, and what if this is it or some major injury happens this year to him. Nothing lasts forever, and maybe this is it.

February 21, 2014  09:17 AM ET
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Cut him? I'm sure the Yankees and the rest of the AL have no interest in a hitter who's been averaging 34 HRs and 108 RBIs during his Red Sox career.

2013 season
.309/.395/.564/.959
30HR/103RBI
hands down Team MVP
And then there was what he did in the World Series

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February 21, 2014  09:30 AM ET

I say just keep extending him until whatever he's using stops being effective or gets detected by PED testing.

February 21, 2014  09:32 AM ET

Not earth shattering news, he **** every year.
He did prove his worth last year, no denying that, extend him and be done with it.

February 21, 2014  09:44 AM ET

Papi on ped's? No FN way!
<mashes sarcasm button>
As a Sox homer I'd never believe that.
<Smashes button>
The rest of the league is just jealous.
<that that they don't have his supplier>

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February 21, 2014  10:00 AM ET
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No kidding. Over the last three seasons, he's got an OPS of .972 and certainly showed no signs of slowing in the postseason last year.

The 2013 ALCS was not his best series

<smashes sarcasm button with Gallagher's Sledge-O-Matic>

February 21, 2014  10:03 AM ET

Just have a clause in his new contract that his annual tirade over salary will be a thing of the past.

 
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