That Sound You Hear


Is Just David Ortiz Backtracking After the Backlash

Ortiz Now Having 'Great' Talks With Red Sox On Extension
Says People Are Spreading 'Bad Rumors'

"Weíre good. Weíre good. We talked, theyíre talking and I just asked for one year. I didnít ask for anything crazy. It wasnít like I asked for a five-year deal. Itís a one-year extension I asked for. Iíve got a contract for this year. I was asking for a one-year extension for next year. I think, like I say, I think we had a great season last year and Iím walking into free agency after this season. We had a conversation, theyíre outlining what they plan on doing and theyíre going to come back to me with their answer at some point. Ö Everything is going well. We had a great conversation. They are happy about what we talked about. I donít even know why people are spreading bad rumors." -- David Ortiz to WEEI's Rob Bradford


Please Ignore Papi's Previous Comments


"Hey, I would like to [stay with the Red Sox]. Iím having fun. Itís been a hell of a ride as long as Iíve been here. But as I always keep on telling people, this is a business. Sometimes you've got to do whatís best for you and your family. As long as they keep offering me a job and I keep doing what Iím supposed to do and the relationship keeps on building up, Iím going to be there. Hopefully, I wonít have to go and wear another uniform." -- Papi stirring the Hot Stove pot with WBZ's Steve Burton on Sunday

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Boston Globe:

Red Sox agree to deal with Pierzynski > Sox non-tender Bailey, Kalish > Sox face arbitration decisions

Boston Herald:

Sox set Bailey, Kalish free > Doug Fister dealt to Nats > White Sox agree to 1-year contract with C Flowers

ProJo:

Pierzynski reaches deal with Red Sox > Kalish, Bailey non-tendered > Mike Napoli still ideal at first base > Middlebrooks, Red Sox both looking for improvement

NY Post:

Cashman pessimistic on Yankees re-signing Cano > Report: A-Rod called PEDs 'Food'

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