David Ortiz had a postseason that will live in the history books when he helped lead the Boston Red Sox to the 2013 World Series when he hit .733 in the Fall Classic against the St. Louis Cardinals and is hoping to get an extension from the Red Sox.
However, the 38-year-old designated hitter is tired of getting flak from fans and media for his desire to get a one-year extension from the club and voiced his displeasure to the Boston Herald on Tuesday.
“I don’t even know why they’re bitching about me talking about contracts,” Ortiz said. “Guys putting up my numbers, they’re making $25, $30 million. I’m not asking for that. I’m asking for half of it. And they’re still bitching about it? (Expletive) them. I’m tired of hearing them talk (expletive) about me when I talk about my contract. Hey, every time I talk about my contract, I earn it, (expletive). So don’t be giving me that (expletive).”
With $15 million coming his way in 2014, asking for another year at that range seems well within reason for Big Papi who shows zero signs of slowing down any time soon.
Plus, the Red Sox print their own money so risking alienating their face of the franchise over saving a few million makes it seem likely that the club will eventually give Ortiz what he’s looking for.