David Ortiz is still upset about his contract. Not even hitting his 400th home run on Wednesday could rouse the poor fellow from his melancholy. He expelled a few thoughts in an interview with USA Today.
Ortiz finds his one-year $14.75 million contract with the Red Sox “humiliating.”
“It was humiliating. There’s no reason a guy like me should go through that,” he said. “All I was looking for was two years, at the same salary ($12.5 million).
“They ended up giving me $3 million more than that (actually $2.025 million), and look at my numbers this year. Tell me if they wouldn’t have been better off.
He resents the tens of millions the Red Sox have frittered away on players who shall not be named (cough…ahem…Carl Crawford…cough) and will not be granting the Red Sox a home town discount this winter.
“If you go crazy and give contracts to whoever comes along despite not knowing how they’re going to do, then you don’t give me my due consideration, even though I do my thing every year, (expletive) that,” said Ortiz, the Red Sox lone All-Star representative. “I’m going to be open to anything. My mentality is not going to be, ‘I like it here.’ It’s going to be, ‘Bring it to the table, and we’ll see what happens.’ “
This seems destined to end with a tearful goodbye and a callous leak to the Boston Globe. Brian Sabean will be relishing the prospect of picking up a creaky 37-year-old to play first so he can send Brandon Belt back to the minors.
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