Big Papi to be Traded

May 11, 2009 at 11:29 am by Terez in Big Papi, Boston Red Sox

Terez, I may not be able to hit anymore but I still got game..

Terez, I may not be able to hit anymore but I still got game..

It might be sacrilege in Red Sox nation to consider trading David Ortiz, but now may be the right time for Boston to deal Big Papi. In fact, Red Sox GM Theo Epstein isn’t the only one who should be considering the unthinkable, as several teams could improve by trading away their franchise player. Mr. Ortiz has had a miserable start to this season, hitting just .221 without a single home run. Players with his body type don’t age gracefully, but instead their performances plunge off a cliff. The Red Sox are currently paying him $12.5 million a year, and they could put that money toward finding a real shortstop. — Wall Street Journal

Big Papi is washed up. Good luck finding someone to take him off your hands Theo. -TO