Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is 38 years old and knows that retirement is right around the corner. Ortiz has played well this season, but also realizes that his body is starting to wear down. And with the Red Sox out of playoff contention, Ortiz is starting to discuss his future.
There has been a lot of discussion about the play of Philadelphia Phillies first basemen Ryan Howard. The Phillies signed Howard to a 5 year, $125 million contract extension in April 2010. With Howard putting up sub-par numbers this season, the complaints got even louder when he was benched for Darin Ruf Wednesday night.