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The Papi Dilemma: Behind the Decline of David Ortiz

NEW YORK - AUGUST 08:  David Ortiz of the Boston Red Sox speaks to the media regarding his positive test for a performance enhancing substance as part of the 2003 Survey Test during a press conference at Yankee Stadium on  August 8, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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Matt GelfandCorrespondent IDecember 1, 2016

"I can't think of a player who contributes in so many ways...David embodies what we want a Red Sox player to be.  It was just an easy decision for us that David as a player and David as a person is someone we want to commit to and commit to for a long time." - Theo Epstein, April 11, 2006.  

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