Ortiz: Everything going well with contract talks

Ortiz: Everything going well with contract talks
January 21, 2014, 3:15 pm
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David Ortiz doesn't think he surprised anyone by asking for an extension after helping the Red Sox win their third title in 10 years. In fact, he says that the Red Sox and his agent have had productive discussions toward allowing Ortiz to be a member of the Red Sox through the 2015 season.

"I think it's gonna be fine," Ortiz said. "I think our owners, the front office, and my agent, they have been talking and everything's going well. I think it wasn't a surprise for them getting those questions from myself, and I don't think it was anything out of control that I was asking for. I was just asking for another year. I think that everybody's comfortable with what is going on. Hopefully before spring training starts we can put something together and go from there."

Ortiz, 38, is coming off of a ridiculously productive regular season (.959 OPS) and another epic postseason. Ortiz signed a two-year deal worth $26 million before the 2013 season.

"I'm a guy who like to worry about the game, not worry about contracts," Ortiz said. "I think it's less pressure for yourself. I'm a productive guy anyway. I think we're all comfortable where we're at, and hopefully it works out pretty soon."

Of course, Ortiz said all of this while conducting the interview with a tiny dog named Nacho in his lap. Why did Ortiz have a tiny dog named Nacho in his lap? He's promoting Pedigree's "See what good food can do" campaign to aid shelter dogs.