Red Sox rumors state that David Ortiz is unhappy with his current contract. These Boston Red Sox rumors are nothing new for Ortiz and fans are quite aware that he likes to grumble about his contract situation in the offseason. According to a report from Monday (Jan. 27), the 2013 World Series MVP wants a multiyear contract extension from the franchise.
The designated hitter is still under contract for the 2014 MLB season, but it looks like he wants an extension based on what he was able to do last year. He has even hinted at going to a new team if Boston isn't willing to get him more than a one-year contract. Speaking about how much longer he wants to play baseball, he stated, "It can be two years, it can be three years, it can be 10 years. You never know."
Answering the question about whether he would like to retire with the franchise, Ortiz stated, "Hey, I would like to. I'm having fun. It's been a hell of a ride as long as I've been here. But as I always keep on telling people, this is a business. Sometimes you've got to do what's best for you and your family."
These Boston Red Sox rumors certainly run the risk of creating a distraction heading toward Spring Training, especially if David Ortiz keeps talking about it publicly. Last season, at the age of 37, he posted a .309 batting average, .395 on-base percentage, 30 home runs, and 103 RBIs. He will be heading into the second season of what turned out to be a two-year, $30 million deal in 2014.
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