David Ortiz: 'It's going to be better'

Slugger hopes to be part of Red Sox revival next season and beyond

Updated: September 26, 2012, 10:27 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- The offseason isn't quite officially here for the Boston Red Sox, but ownership and management have already started to prepare for 2013.

General manager Ben Cherington's to-do list is plentiful. First and foremost, the club should quickly sign designated hitter David Ortiz to a two-year deal and start the offseason on a high note. The sides have had preliminary and informal talks, but nothing substantial.

"We really haven't, but they said they're interested in ...

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