Re: 20 days for Papi
posted at 4/19/2013 2:14 AM EDT
Actually, there is a story here. It's $4 million, and at least they thought of doing this when giving Papi this retirement package.
Don't get me wrong, if anybody has earned it, Papi would be the #1 guy. Not a smart "business decision, but I guess it's not really my money.
My Papi admiration and love is beyond reproach! LOVE THE GUY!
That being said, there is still a story here. I'm not at all thrilled with the way he looks. Sure, it's got to be tough for a big man to stay in shape with this injury, but he surely could have done a better job than he has. Let's face it! He looks BIG.... As in FAT! It hurts me to say this, but the tapes don't lie. He's WAY OUT OF SHAPE! Shame on him for taking this "GOOD WILL" contract, then easing into the Lazy Boy Recliner. I expect more from our leading man. This could be a big year with this hodgepodge group, and Papi could be the key getting the offense clicking. His weight makes full recovery from this injury much less likely! How many days will the sox be forced to "REST" him, so as to avoid him ending up on the DL? I hope to hell he proves me wrong, and the weight has absolutely zero effect, but that simply defies logic. Whatever the case may be, after getting this "sweetheart deal," Papi owed us a little bit more?
It truly pains me to point this out about one of my all time favorite Red Sox players, so save the outrage. If you don't like hearing the truth, save your breath and go back to your "reality tv" shows. Don't blame the messenger! Papi was in fantastic shape last spring, and he went on an epic tear!! It makes a difference. He could have done more to stay in shape.