It looks like David “Big Papi” Ortiz will end his professional career with the Boston Red Sox after all.
Following a great deal of speculation, it was announced that Ortiz had signed a contract for 2015 with options for two additional years.
“With this agreement, we have near certainty that David Ortiz will finish his career in a Red Sox uniform, which is something we have all wanted and that we are all proud of,” Red Sox owner, John Henry commented. “It is difficult to describe David’s contributions to our city both on the field and off the field, and we are so proud to have this ambassador of our game with us as he continues on this road to Cooperstown.”
According to various sources, the slugger’s 2015 contract is for $16 million, a $1 million raise from the $15 million he will make in 2014. The two years following that will be determined by how many plate appearances are racked up during this time. This salary is the second highest for the team, just behind Mike Napoli who signed a $32 million contract for the next two years as a free agent.
With a .572 slugging percentage and 11 career game-ending home runs in the regular season, Ortiz has become one of the most beloved Red Sox players during his 11 year career with the team. During the 2013 postseason “Big Papi” batted .353 with 5 homers. He was voted MVP of the 2004 AL championship series, where he was credited with Boston’s unexpected victory against the New York Yankees.
If Oritz does go on to play for the Red Sox during the next 3 years, he will retire at 42 in 2017.
Sunday card has the 6* 100% Tournament Total of the Year from a Perfect totals system. There is also an early 5* Side and a Triple Perfect NBA System play tonight. Free NCAAB Play below.
On Sunday the free play is on Wichita St. Game 722 at 2;45 eastern. Wichita is an amazing 35-0 and the line at 3-4 points is reasonable today. The Shockers will not get any line respect as a 1 seed purely because many feel they will falter against the major conference teams. They have covered their only 2 recent games against SEC Teams and are a solid 15-1 to the spread vs winning teams. As a neutral court favorite of less than 4 the past few seasons they have covered 11 of 13. They were a final 4 team a year ago and will not wilt in a big game as they go 9 deep and have 5 guys who could take a last shot if necessary. Wichita has covered 6 of the last 7 NCAAB Tournament games and Have won and covered all 3 games vs top 50 RPI Schools this year. Kentucky is good but nearly what they were in past years and have lost 9 times this season. The Wildcats have failed to cover 9 of the last 13 after scoring 60 or less and are under .500 vs top 50 RPI Schools. Look for Wichita to make it 10 straight spread wins here and make it back to the Sweet 16. On Sunday we have 3 Powerful Plays up, led by the 6* 100% Tournament Total of the year with a huge system and several indicators.
Saturday card has 2 Highest Rated Tournament sides, the 100% Dog system and the College Insider Tournament play leading the Tournament card. In the NBA We have the 5* Double Perfect Revenge Game of the Month. Free NBA System Play below.
On Saturday the free NBA System Play is on the Indiana. Pacers. Game 505 at 8:05 eastern. The Grizzlies get one hell of a weekend, losing down in Miami and them coming home for Indiana. This sets up Memphis in a system that has won 10 of the last 12 times and plays against home favorites that scored 90 or less as a road dog with 15 or less turnovers last night and they are now taking on an opponent that scored 90 or more as a home favorite of 5 or more. Memphis has failed to cover 4 of 5 at home when the total is 180 to 185 and 6 of the last 9 vs Central division teams. Indiana has won 17 of 24 vs Southwest teams and has won and covered 3 of the last 4 in the series. Indiana is a live dog here tonight. On Saturday we have another solid card with 2 Lead plays in College Hoops being the Early Highest rated College Insider Tournament side and the Highest rated 100% NCAAB Tournament Dog system in the evening.
NCAA BK release 03/23/14
release: Gonzaga +7.5
wager: 4.4u $
NHL release 03/23/14
release: Columbus Bluejackets ML
wager: 2.6u $
Tampa Bay Lightning-vs-Pittsburgh Penguins
wager: 2.2u $
wager: 2.2u $
release: L.A.Kings ML
wager: 5u $
Washington Capitals-vs-San Jose Sharks
release: San Jose Sharks ML
wager: 3.8u $