David Ortiz Says He’s Humiliated, Embarrassed By Offseason Contract Negotiations

July 5, 2012 12:00 AM
David Ortiz Says He’s Humiliated, Embarrassed By Offseason Contract Negotiations
" BOSTON (CBS) — David Ortiz says that he didn’t want all that much. He just wanted a two-year contract and the same salary he was making and he would have been happy. Instead, the team played hardball, threatening arbitration before the two sides reached agreement on a one-year deal that actually paid the designated hitter more money in 2012.

That’s all old news, of course, but for Ortiz, the wounds are still fresh.

“It was humiliating. There’s no reason a guy like me should go through that,” Ortiz said in Spanish to USA Today’s Jorge L. Ortiz. “All I was looking for was two years, at the same salary … and look at my numbers this year. Tell me if they wouldn’t have been better off.

“And yet they don’t hesitate to sign other guys "

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