Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Arbitration Clock Ticking On Papi

The Red Sox have until 11PM tonight to offer David Ortiz salary arbitration. As the Globe's Peter Abraham points out, the Red Sox likely will make the offer—insuring that they will get two draft picks if Papi declines. If he accepts, a mediator would likely award a 1-year deal that would be a modest increase (relatively speaking, of course) from the $12.5 million Ortiz got in 2011.