“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.