Ortiz Back in the Fold

The Red Sox exercized their 2011 option on David Ortiz today. Ortiz was looking for a longer-term deal, but the Red Sox clearly felt this was the best way to go, even if they could have signed him to a deal worth less in 2011.

I contend they could have signed him to a 2 year, $20mm or a 3 year, $27mm, but the length obviously scared them away. His 2011 option is for $12.5mm. That’s a ton of money for a DH, but it is one year and done. Might this build resentment on Ortiz’s part? Maybe, but he did agree to have that option in there in the first place.