No to Ortiz
It looks like the Red Sox are about to cave in to David Ortiz’s demand for a contract extension. If that’s true, I hate to disagree with sports editor Bill Burt, but that’s not a smart move.
The Sox and Ortiz agreed to a two-year deal just last year and that should be honored. If they agree to a two-year deal now, will he want another extension next year?
Ortiz will be nearly 40 for the start of the 2015 season and it’s highly unlikely, at that age, that he’ll be healthy, productive or both. I doubt that many if any other teams would want a 40-year-old DH at high numbers so it says here that the Sox should wait until the end of the season to talk contract.
Besides, doesn’t Ortiz play his best when he has something to prove?