How Much Money Is David Ortiz Really Worth?

October 10, 2012 1:43 PM
How Much Money Is David Ortiz Really Worth?
" BOSTON (CBS) — The news this week that David Ortiz and the Red Sox will meet soon to seriously discuss a contract is without question good news for anyone who cares about the team.

In the games he played before his season was essentially ended in mid-July, Ortiz was a rare bright spot for a wildly underachieving team. Despite playing in just 90 of the team’s 162 games (55.6 percent), Ortiz finished second on the Sox with 23 home runs and fifth with 60 RBIs.

While there’s very little question as to whether the Red Sox need Ortiz on the roster next year (and perhaps beyond), there is plenty of room for debate regarding how much money he should make.

Last season, with essentially no other teams interested in his services, Ortiz “settled” on a a one-year, $14.575 million contract with the Red Sox, just barely avoiding an arbitration hearing.

This year, after Ortiz showed the vulnerability of a 36-year-old by missing the final two and a half months of the season (save for one game), it’s unlikely he draws more interest from other teams this offseason than he did last fall "

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