David Ortiz Open To Signing With Yankees? Slugger Tired Of Red Sox ‘Drama’
NEW YORK (WFAN) – Big Papi in the Big Apple?
Sick of the “drama” unfolding in Boston, soon-to-be free agent David Ortiz admitted on Wednesday that he’d consider jumping ship from the Red Sox to the Yankees.
“That’s something I gotta think about,” Ortiz said in a televised interview. “I’ve been here on the Red Sox a long time, and I’ve seen how everything goes down between these two ballclubs.”
“It’s great (in New York) from what I hear,” he added. “It’s a good situation to be involved in. Who doesn’t want to be involved in a great situation where everything goes the right way?”
WFAN’s Craig Carton is already on board.
This season’s bat flip flap? Forget about it. That’s water under the bridge.
Imagine the damage the big left-handed slugger could do with the the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium.
“When I heard David Ortiz’s comments, a light bulb went off in my head,” Carton said Thursday morning. “And the lightbulb said, ‘Go get David Ortiz!'”
With Ortiz, the Yankees would also get a proven postseason bat to stick in the middle of the lineup alongside October under-performers Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez.
“(The Yankees) lost just like we did, they just went to the first round of the playoffs,” said Ortiz. “I ain’t heard nobody coming out killing everybody just because they lost.”
For now, Ortiz will have to wait and see how it all shakes out.
“There’s too much drama, man,” he said. “I have been thinking about a lot of things. I don’t know if I want to be part of this drama for next year.”
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