3 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Shouldn't Pay Big Papi

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3 Reasons the Boston Red Sox Shouldn't Pay Big Papi
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It may be time for the Boston Red Sox to part ways with their iconic slugger.

After an impressive 4-0 sweep of the Detroit Tigers, the 2012 season ends with the San Francisco Giants as world champions.

San Fran fans are sure to be thinking celebration all offseason, but not everyone has that luxury—especially Boston Red Sox fans.

After a tumultuous season that had more drama than winning baseball, the Red Sox are back at square one.

The Sox front office decided to let go of manager Bobby Valentine, but another dilemma presents itself: should they bring back David Ortiz?

Big Papi had a solid season—he hit for .318 with 23 homers and 60 RBI, but his campaign was cut short after an untimely Achilles injury occurred in mid-July. 

Now with a team clearly in rebuilding mode, is it really smart to pay a past-his-prime hitter who's about to turn 37 years old in November?

Sure there is still some game left in Big Papi, but it may be time to part ways.

Here are three reasons why the Sox are better off not paying him. 

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