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David Ortiz a wise investment

Red Sox undoubtedly got their money's worth, but burly DH could cash out soon

Updated: September 25, 2013, 1:50 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

DENVER -- He is doing things very few players his age have ever done. Another home run and a couple of RBIs, and David Ortiz has a chance to be one of seven players 37 or older to bat .300, hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 or more runs.

"Can you imagine this ballclub without me in the lineup?'' Ortiz said here Tuesday afternoon. "Tell me about it. Would we be here now? That wasn't going to happen.''

It ain't bragging, they say, if it's true, and Ortiz was responding to a question ...

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