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David Ortiz: 'It sucks' Hanley Ramirez has been criticized

David Ortiz thinks everyone should lay off Hanley Ramirez. Ramirez has been criticized time and again this season for his shoddy defense in left field. He’s now embracing a potential transition to first base with open arms, and Ortiz, who worked with Ramirez during pregame drills earlier this week, isn’t surprised by the veteran’s team-first mentality. “Hanley has a good...
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Last night Fenway became #DingerCity and the Mayor (David Ortiz) led the way

Photo Credit: ESPN.comScott Levesque Twitter: @mendoza_linesThe 2015 Red Sox season has sucked. Hard. We know it. They know it. Everyone knows it. This team has underperformed and underachieved. But every now and then we catch a glimpse of what might have been. Last night was one of those moments.David Ortiz and company took Fenway Park and turned it into #DingerCity; with Ortiz...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz: ‘We’re going to ride through (recovery)’ with John Farrell

  This embed is invalid   " /> BOSTON — David Ortiz learned the news from teammate Hanley Ramirez, who approached him crying in the Red Sox’s training room at Fenway Park. It was a harsh reminder of how fragile life can be. Red Sox manager John Farrell announced before Friday’s game against the Seattle Mariners that he’s been diagnosed with Stage 1 lymphoma...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz is back as Big Papi.

Jorge CamargoContributing WriterPhoto from Carlos Osorio/AP Photos.I'm sure we all remember where we were when David Ortiz hit that grand slam against Joaquin Benoit in the 2013 ALCS. His heroic perfomance in the World Series that earned him the World Series MVP trophy is maybe the best hitting show that a Red Sox member has put in the October Classic. And then came 2014, when...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

TC’s DraftKings Value Picks: David Ortiz Looks To Stay Hot For Red Sox

If you want to win at fantasy baseball, but you aren’t made of money, then NESN’s Tom Caron could have a solution for you. Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz, who can be used as a first baseman, has been red-hot and remains cheap at $4,000 on DraftKings. Ortiz is batting .333 with seven home runs and 20 RBIs in his last 15 games and likely isn’t looking to slow down...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz achieves milestone, sees 2016 option vest

When David Ortiz dug in against Detroit Tigers pitcher Alfredo Simon in the top of the first inning Saturday, he reached one very important benchmark. By the time the at-bat had ended, he reached another. That first plate appearance for Ortiz was No. 425 this season, meaning his vesting option for next season became guaranteed at $11 million. The value of that contract can reach...
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Ortiz on CC's antics: When I go deep, I put on my show, too

CC Sabathia put on a bravado performance Thursday night that hearkened back to his days of dominance, surrendering only one run in the New York Yankees’ 2-1 home win over the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees pitcher struck out eight over six innings, but perhaps no strikeout was more important than when he fanned David Ortiz in the top of the 5th inning with the game tied at one apiece...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz is a big ol' hypocrite. And here's why.

David Ortiz, back when he was slimand trim and didn't hit homers. David Ortiz is at it again. For somebody who has this jolly, beloved reputation, he really is a crybaby. Waaaaah!The latest thing Ortiz did was passive-aggressively throw Alex Rodriguez under the bus. (Note: I also can't stand passive aggression; it drives me nuts when women do it, and even more when men do it! Especially...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ortiz vehemently denies that his bat speed is declining

Last rites were being read on David Ortiz’s illustrious major league career when he stumbled out of the gates this season. This prompted the Boston Red Sox slugger, 39, to feel compelled on numerous occasions to vehemently deny that Father Time at long last had caught up with him. A rudimentary look at his statistics...Read More The post David Ortiz vehmently blasts notion that...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What is wrong with David Ortiz?

David Ortiz is hitting — that is, to the extent he has stood in the batters box with a bat and hit a pitched ball and run towards first base. He is hitting, that is, in that he is and has been a hitter in the technical sense of the term. He is not hitting […]
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss

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