David Ortiz has had a very good season, much better than what many were expecting for the 35-year-old designated hitter. Ortiz is batting .304 with 19 home runs and 55 RBI through 87 games. To him, that means a long-term deal.
"You know what? I've been in this organization for nine years. My numbers ain't that bad, you know what I'm saying?" said Ortiz. "I don't think I need to open any more eyes than I have already. If you haven't seen me, you ain't."
"Oh yeah, I've got more in the tank, I've got more than that. I'm just going to turn 36," Ortiz said. "What's the worst thing that's going to happen to me from now through the next two, three years?" (via WEEI)
Ortiz, who was named a starter in this 2011 MLB All-Star Game, has been a key member of the Boston Red Sox ever since signing with club back in 2003, posting record numbers and helping the team win two World Series titles.
In nine years with Boston, Ortiz has a batting average of .287 and has hit 310 home runs and driven in 987 runs. His career 162 game average is a .282 batting average, 35 home runs and 118 RBI.