Thursday, October 14, 2010
Recapping Gordon Edes' 6 Questions series
Perhaps the biggest question of the offseason for the Red Sox is what they will do about Adrian Beltre, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez, all of whom might not be back in Boston next season.
Just because there’s not much going on with the Red Sox right now doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about. Free-agency begins 15 days after the World Series, and with it a key time for the Red Sox as they make critical decisions about building their 2011 roster.
As Theo Epstein and his fellow executives gather on Yawkey Way to determine the direction of this team going forward, these are the six biggest questions they'll be looking for answers to:
2. What should the Red Sox do about Ortiz?: Will David Ortiz be back with the Red Sox? It’s hard to imagine the team without him, but it’s a possibility. Club sources have indicated they intend to pick up his $12.5 million option for 2011, but Big Papi believes he deserves a multiyear extension.