Scott Lauber reports that David Ortiz wants a multiyear deal, though Lauber notes that multi could mean just two.
After a season in which he confounded those who expected him to slow down, yours truly included, and when his name can still be found on the A.L. leader board in a few categories despite missing most of the last two months, Ortiz might find that there's more of a market for him this year than there was last year.
The main thrust of the article is that Ortiz doesn't want a long, drawn-out negotiation.
But to Ortiz, the ultimate sign of respect would be for general manager Ben Cherington to offer — and for Henry to sign off on — a two-year deal that likely would allow the 36-year-old to finish his career with the ballclub.On that point, I can't fault his logic. We'll see if the Sox agree and get this done early.
“Yeah, of course, it’s something I don’t want to be worried about anymore,” Ortiz said. “If I can play, I can play. You can’t take that away from me. I think it’s easier for me not to be answering the questions you’re asking me right now the whole year.
Jim Corrigan 9/25/2012 09:03:00 PM Tweet