It's human nature to complain about everything... Well, maybe it's just my nature because I'm an asshole. So I'll mention a good thing: The money in the contract Ben just got David Ortiz to sign. If Papi meets all of the incentives for each year, the contract will cost a total of $15 million a year.
With the money about the be thrown around this offseason, I guarantee you that before spring training, Papi's contract is going to look like a bigger steal than the $3 million Cody Ross got last year. I mean, the Dodgers just inked Brandon League to a 3 year, $7.5 million per year deal to pitch 60 innings a year as a setup or mop-up reliever. But, for an additional $7.5 million, the Red Sox just secured their best bet to get a .400 OBP, 35-40 HR and 120+ RBI hitter sitting in the meat of their batting order.
That's Pujols-like production for the price of a couple of crappy relievers, at current market value. It almost feels like the Red Sox just molested Papi's wallet. This is a spectacular deal for the team.