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  1. June 4, 2009 at 4:50 am | | Reply

    I think you’re right about his wrist being a lingering problem. Remember Nomar, he had the same injury and was never the same again. And for a sport that involves quick movemnets of the wrist it is hard to contend if you can’t fully perform.

    Maybe there’s some confidence issues too because he has that injury and maybe the pain is still there and he’s trying to work through it.

    Maybe he is really 40 and we don’t know. Anything is possible.

  2. June 4, 2009 at 12:15 pm | | Reply

    “No matter what the outcome is when all is said and done between David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox, Big Papi will go down in my book of history as an MVP”

    Hmm.. why, because he’s a Red Sox player? You said the opposite about A-Rod. You said nobody who’s found out (in terms of using) should be called an MVP.Just pointing that out Gansie. What side of the fence are you on? If you used, you were a cheater. Point blank.

  3. June 4, 2009 at 12:40 pm | | Reply

    understandable.. but if he cheated, he was a huge product of PED use.. Someone like Ortiz was a .270 hitter before he got here with gap power and maybe 20 HR’s a year if he could stay healthy. Someone like A-Rod or Barry Bonds were great, great players to begin with. All the tools and they just needed more out of greed. I’m still holding out judgment on him. I’m of the belief it is his wrist injury and flat out age that is hurting him most. But like you said, there are major red flags when it comes to his situation.

  4. June 4, 2009 at 1:15 pm | | Reply

    regardless guys; it looks like it’s time to move on from Big Papi.. If it comes out that he was on them and as we already know, Manny was on something, it will suck for Red Sox fans and the 2004 and 2007 titles. An outright release might be in Big Papi’s future unless someone wants to gamble on him and trade with Theo. I want Victor Martinez here pronto! He would cement World Series number 3 in the 2000’s for us. The pitching is already in place.

    1. June 4, 2009 at 3:20 pm | | Reply

      Don’t think the Sox will just release Big Papi. Not without sending him down to Pawtucket first to try to re-invigorate him. An outright release would be terrible for Red Sox PR. Red Sox nation would be howling forever about it. Big Papi is still a legend in this town. One bad season won’t change that.

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  6. July 30, 2009 at 5:54 pm | | Reply

    Ortiz and Manny are both apparently on the 2003 list. Apparently Ortiz was not as clean as we might have thought. Ugh!

  7. Parker
    August 3, 2009 at 6:23 pm | | Reply

    Some people will believe anything….lets call a spade a spade. Ortiz is a cheater and lier. Finally proven what every competent person could see….he used steroids!

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