The rebirth of Ortiz is one of the truly amazing developments of the past couple of years for the Sox. There was a lot of talk about actually releasing him early in the year. But instead, he's become Big Papi again.
Well, he is tonight. But that 570 OPS close and late and 572 OPS against LHP'er suggest that he is not as Big as he was. Still, with the strike zone we have seen this year in the year of the pitcher, it's been a pretty good year, and he is still the best DH out there, even if he is prone to slow starts now.
Edited by Sampo Gida, 15 September 2010 - 12:10 AM.