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The Boston Red Sox: Is There Anything Left in the Tank for Big Papi?

Published by on May 16, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I think it's time that this blog should address one of the biggest questions on the minds of baseball fans this year.

Is David Ortiz ever going to break out of this slump?

At the beginning of the season, I only had one thing to say to the Ortiz naysayers, it's still way too early. However, I think that as we enter the middle of May, we've got what looks like a significant sample size to work with.

Through 157 plate appearances this season, Ortiz has a line of .208/.318/.300. He has yet to hit a home run, collected only 15 RBI, and has an OBP higher than his slugging. Not exactly what we've come to expect from Big Papi.

The similarity scores on Baseball Reference are enough to terrify the Red Sox N...

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