Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Is A David Ortiz Contract Extension Imminent?

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UPDATE: Papi, agent met with NOG
Don't look now, but the Red Sox and David Ortiz may be about to consummate the contract extension the World Series MVP wants so badly. Want some clues? First, Papi's agent, Fernando Cuza, is in Fort Myers. Second, Ortiz himself said the following, "I think they're trying to get this out of the way so it won't be a distraction. My goal right now is pretty much to try and win another championship. That's all that matters to me right now. The contract situation thing is going to be taken care of at some point. I don't really know, hopefully pretty soon." Third, Globe publisher and soccer connoisseur John Henry said this, "We'll definitely meet with him. He's meant so much to this franchise, to New England, for so long now. He has helped carry us to three world championships. I know where he's coming from. He wants to finish his career here and we should try to make that happen. I don't know that it will get done. But I think it's good to have the conversation at the beginning of spring training. We're all here. The sooner it gets resolved one way or another, the better it is for everyone." Bet on it.