New York Yankees: Sorry Big Papi No Room In Big Apple New York Yankees: Sorry Big Papi No Room In Big Apple New York Yankees: Sorry Big Papi No Room In Big Apple

New York Yankees: Sorry Big Papi No Room In Big Apple

David Ortiz

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“There’s too much drama, man,” … “There’s too much drama. I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don’t know if I want to be part of this drama for next year.” – David Ortiz

That was the answer given by Boston Red Sox David Ortiz, when asked during an interview by ESPN’s Colleen Dominguez about returning to the team that made him a superstar.

The slugger is about to enter free agency and admitted that he would have no issues with coming to play for the New York Yankees in the Bronx for 2012 season. CLICK HERE to watch the full interview.

Well, Big Papi in the Big Apple probably isn’t going to happen, as the Yankees are already have plenty of players to fill that DH spot and I doubt Ortiz would be willing to only hit on a part-time basis. He is also not exactly useful defensively at all at is 35 years of age.

Otherwise, Ortiz had a nice 2011 with 162 hits, 96 RBIs, 29 home-runs and a .309 batting average. He is a patient hitter drawing 78 walks, with a OBP of .398 and his a tough out for any pitcher with just 83 strikeouts on the season.

Even though the New York fans I have spoken with embraced the idea the Yankees of signing Ortiz to a one-year deal out of spite, don’t hold your breath.

The Yankees, like all MLB teams play with a 25-man roster except for the month of September, which leaves no room for decisions to be base on spite.

Sorry, Big Papi but next time you want less drama maybe not getting on national TV in the thick of things and stating that you would play for the New York Yankees would be a better idea.

It puts a dagger right through the hearts of your loyal fans that the Yankees are everything the Red Sox are not, and don’t they deserve better?

My bet is Ortiz will follow his ex-manager Terry Francona that is if Tito decides to manage next season somewhere else.

I don’t want to speak to soon about anything, but my heart does go out to Red Sox fans as this whole thing just sucks.

“If you had one shot, one opportunity, to seize everything you ever wanted, one moment, would you capture it, or just let it slip…” – Eminem


  1. Top 12 News Today » David Ortiz Talks Free Agency, Sox Mess – ESPN says:

    […] Updated: October 13, 2011, 2:48 AM ET news services Could Big Papi really relocate to the …/a> slugger and free-agent-to-be David Ortiz spoke about the possibility of signing with the AL East rival New York Yankees during an interview Wednesday with ESPN's Colleen Dominguez, after expressing frustration with the state of the Red Sox, who've seen manager Terry Francona and general manager Theo Epstein leave in the wake of the team's September collapse. […]

  2. al says:

    This is totally laughable and having many red sox fans as personal friends and even a brother-in-law who is a red sox fan my heart stays put. let them eat crow. lmao