David Ortiz wanted 'something different'

November, 17, 2010
ESPNBoston.com's Jackie MacMullan yesterday caught up with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz, who spoke for the first time about the team's decision to pick up his $12.5 million option in lieu of a multiyear deal.

"I was trying to get something different," Ortiz told MacMullan. "I wanted to stay here longer. But I got what the team offered me, and I'm fine with it.

"My agent tried to talk with [the Red Sox] about something else, but that didn't work out. I thought what I've done here in Boston was well-deserving of two years, but I can't do nothing about it now except come back and play.

"People are doubting me, I know, but I don't really understand that. It's not like anyone is asking me for something I haven't already done. So you want me to come back and hit? Haven't I done that every year?"

Read the rest of the interview HERE.

If you were in Theo's shoes, would you have given Big Papi a multiyear deal? Share your thoughts in the comments section.



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