“I think Boston learned from their own experience what the fans and the players feel about Boston, and I think that they did a great job at signing David and bringing him back and probably have him finish his career here in Boston. He earned it, and I think the Red Sox totally understand that David belongs here. … David is a guy that’s well liked by everybody: young, old, veterans, everybody. Management, and also the fans. I think the fans are really behind David, and they shouldn’t have one more sour grape to give to the fans at this point.”
–Pedro Martinez on the Red Sox signing David Ortiz for two more years.