Dustin Pedroia thinks David Ortiz is worth "whatever he wants" in terms of a contract extension.
Pedroia spoke to WEEI on Tuesday, saying he has no problem with Ortiz discussing his thoughts on his current deal.
“Everyone doubts David,” Pedroia said. “Everyone thinks, ‘Oh, this is going to be the year that he doesn’t hit 30 home runs and drives in 100. This is going to be it. He’s getting older.’ The only one who knows when that’s going to happen is David, and just by the way he’s talking, the way he’s working, just his mindset, everything — it’s not going to stop.
“I love the fact that he always has that chip on his shoulder that he has to prove people wrong. I love that about him. I love David to death. … In my opinion, whatever he wants — for God’s sake, he hit .900 in the World Series, you know what I mean? He’s one of the guys that when we walk into spring training, you don’t even have to worry about what he’s going to do during the year. You know it’s already done. All you have to do is press play.”