Ortiz To The...Yankees?!?!?!?!!?


When I first saw the article that said free agent David Ortiz would have to “think about” playing for the Yankees my reaction was akin to this.

There’s no way I would want that guy on my favorite team, especially with all the memories I have of him killing said team. As a Yankee fan would you want to root for public enemy number one?

Then I got to thinking: what better way to rub it in Red Sox Nation’s face than to “steal” the guy who was the face of their franchise for so many years. When the Yanks head up to Boston next season, wouldn’t it be great to see Big Papi in a grey uniform with ‘New York’ written across the chest? One of the key cogs in The Thing That Shall Not Be Spoken Of would now be playing for the enemy.

I could get used to that, and my reasons are three fold:

First, in addition to what I said before, having to see Red Sox fans boo one of their most popular players ever would be great. There would be some cheers but for the most part it would be jeers. I never thought I’d see that, and, quite frankly, I really want to.

Next, he is still a productive player. Last season he hit .309/.398/.554 with 29 bombs, 96 RBI, 40 doubles for a 154 OPS+ in 146 games. His strikeout total was drastically down from the prior two seasons and his walks were about the same. Sure, he’ll be 36 in November but I think he could still be useful.

Finally, the Yanks need a DH. Jorge has most likely played his last game in pinstripes and who knows if Jesus can hold up for a full year. Having this fatso around to mash taters and show Jesus the ropes wouldn’t be a bad thing, in my opinion. Plus, if he signed with the Yanks he’d have to shave that God-awful facial hair, which is a good thing.

I guess the way I’d put it is: I wouldn’t pine for the Yanks to sign him but if they offered him a one-year deal for $7 or $8 million or even two years for about $15 million I wouldn’t be up in arms over it.

After all, if I could embrace Roger Clemens why would it be any different for Papi?

Would you want David Ortiz on the Yankees?

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  • 617anthony

    Ortiz in the visitors dugout at Fenway would hurt but Torre in the Sox dugout should help with the pain.

    • PhuckinTomCall

      Disagree. The Yanks have already done it without Torre. The Sox haven’t done anything without Ortiz.

      • 617anthony

        @PhuckinTomCall Without the help of Manny and injectables, Ortiz would have been batting cleanup for the Yakult Swallows by June 2004. Ortiz is, was and will likely always be wildly overrated.

    • Andrew Corselli

      Sorry. You’re going to have to find another way to alleviate that pain: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/12/1559083/ex-manager-torre-says-red-sox.html @617anthony

      • 617anthony

        @Andrew Corselli I saw that and yeah, very unlikely but after reading The Yankee Years (20 hours of delays in JFK’s terminal D drive a man to do unthinkable things) I sensed Joe wouldn’t mind kicking Hank in his inherited jewels; what better way is there? Plus Montgomery C. Henry would pay him like a rockstar.

        • Andrew Corselli

          @617anthony He’s 71 and hasn’t been an effective manager for a long time. If you want him, take him.

        • Andrew Corselli

          @617anthony Also, why would he leave his fake job in MLB’s front office to do actual work? It makes no sense.

        • 617anthony

          @Andrew Corselli Haha you couldn’t be more right. Torre’s gig makes “John Lackey Fanmail Opener” look like slave labor.

  • 617anthony

    Ortiz in the visitors dugout at Fenway would hurt but Torre in the Sox dugout should help with the pain.

  • PhuckinTomCall

    Disagree. The Yanks have already done it without Torre. The Sox haven’t done anything without Ortiz.

  • Andrew Corselli

    Sorry. You’re going to have to find another way to alleviate that pain: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/10/12/1559083/ex-manager-torre-says-red-sox.html @617anthony

  • 617anthony

    @Andrew Corselli I saw that and yeah, very unlikely but after reading The Yankee Years (20 hours of delays in JFK’s terminal D drive a man to do unthinkable things) I sensed Joe wouldn’t mind kicking Hank in his inherited jewels; what better way is there? Plus Montgomery C. Henry would pay him like a rockstar.

  • 617anthony

    @PhuckinTomCall Without the help of Manny and injectables, Ortiz would have been batting cleanup for the Yakult Swallows by June 2004. Ortiz is, was and will likely always be wildly overrated.

  • MichaelPacholek

    Ortiz shouldn’t be in the Yankee dugout. He should not be in any dugout. He cheated. He got caught. He lied about it. He got exposed. He still lies about it. Essentially, he still gets away with it. He is scum.

  • MichaelPacholek

    Ortiz shouldn’t be in the Yankee dugout. He should not be in any dugout. He cheated. He got caught. He lied about it. He got exposed. He still lies about it. Essentially, he still gets away with it. He is scum.

  • Andrew Corselli

    @617anthony He’s 71 and hasn’t been an effective manager for a long time. If you want him, take him.

  • Andrew Corselli

    @617anthony Also, why would he leave his fake job in MLB’s front office to do actual work? It makes no sense.

  • 617anthony

    @Andrew Corselli Haha you couldn’t be more right. Torre’s gig makes “John Lackey Fanmail Opener” look like slave labor.