Roche: Ortiz’s Comments Nothing New, And No Big Deal

January 28, 2014 4:49 PM
Roche: Ortiz’s Comments Nothing New, And No Big Deal
" BOSTON (CBS) – It did not surprise me, or bother me, in the least when David Ortiz brought up his contract when talking with colleague Steve Burton on Sunday’s Sports Final on WBZ-TV.

In fact, I’ve already forgotten about it.

It’s pretty simple when it comes to David: He will talk about his contract for as long as he plays. It’s just the way it is. It drives him.

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At the age of 37, he hit a mere .309 with 30 home runs and 103 RBI with an OPS of .959. He followed that up by hitting a ridiculous .688 with an OPS of 1.948 in the six game World Series win over the St Louis Cardinals. Those are just incredible numbers to begin with, and even more ¬†incredible considering David’s age.

Ortiz has one-year and $15-million coming to him for this upcoming season. Does he deserve another year at¬†$15-million or more? Absolutely. I would even make it $20-million. It’s a no-brainer.

But after that, as I’ve maintained all along, I would take it year-by-year "

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