David Ortiz isn’t done building his legend in Boston. According to a report from Pete Abraham, Papi’s agent is currently discussing an extension with the Red Sox that would keep the lefty slugger and World Series god in Beantown through the 2015 season.
Papi just turned 38 in November, but of course age doesn’t matter when you’re talking Papi. He is eternal like the river, like the stars, like the snow-capped peaks.
Some counted Papi out before the 2013 season – including the Red Sox kind of – but Papi showed everyone, hitting .309 on the year with 30 dongs and 103 ribs.
But the regular season was just the opening act for Papi. He hit .385 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in the ALDS, then in the World Series he went on an epic tear, batting .688 with 2 homers, 6 RBI and 8 walks.
Ortiz in Beast Mode equaled another World Series ring for Boston, their third since Papi’s arrival.
Papi is set to make $15 million in 2014, the final year of his current contract. One assumes an extra year would cost the Red Sox at least another $15 million if not more.
The heck with a one-year extension for Papi. Extend him for ten years. Twenty years. A hundred years. This dude is made of steel forged in the furnaces of Valyria. He is indestructible.