After shipping nearly half of their team to the Los Angeles Dodgers (at least it seems like it) this weekend, the Boston Red Sox seem to be in the mindset that their 2012 season is all but a lost cause–which also may have played a part in the team’s decision to put David Ortiz on the 15-day disabled list with an Achilles injury. With the injury, there’s a good chance Ortiz may not even play at all for the remainder of the season–which brings up an interesting topic as to whether or not Boston has seen the last of their beloved first baseman.
Ortiz received a hefty one-year, $14.575 million deal during the offseason and even though he’s 36-years-old, there’s a good chance he’ll be asking for even more money once this season comes to an end. Not only will Ortiz be looking for big money, but he’ll be looking for a multi-year deal as well.
At his age–it seems unlikely Boston will be willing to give Ortiz the type of money he’s going to be searching for this offseason.
Ortiz already expressed his frustration with the organization over his contract situation back in July and made it clear he’s not afraid to explore his options with other teams willing to pay the type of money that he may not receive from Boston. The Red Sox have plenty of money to spend now after their deal with the Dodgers, but that money will most likely be spent elsewhere.
When taking all of these factors into consideration–fans may have seen the last of Ortiz in a Red Sox uniform if he ends up being shut down by the team for the remainder of the season with this latest injury.
Either way–it should be an interesting offseason for both Boston and Ortiz.
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