Pete Abraham calls the offer a "significant overture."
I still feel like almost every Sox player is for sale, for the right price. I don't think they would take a Pedroia call, or an Ellsbury call, and they said they want Youkilis. But the others are available.
Ortiz has until Dec. 7 to accept or decline. If he accepts, he would be Red Sox property for 2012. If the sides could not come to an agreement, a one-year contract would be determined via arbitration.
Erik Bedard, Trever Miller, Tim Wakefield, J.D. Drew, Conor Jackson, and Jason Varitek were not offered arbitration. They remain eligible to return.
There is a good roundup of actions here. Grady Sizemore is headed back to Cleveland; Albert Pujols was offered arbitration. Jim Corrigan 11/24/2011 08:51:00 AM Tweet