Um, Thank You..?

World Series MVP David Ortiz has won his sixth Silver Slugger award as the top designated hitter in voting by major league managers and coaches.

Ortiz 2013 WS HR

While Red Sox fans celebrate, Seattle fans can only grumble that the Mariners traded Ortiz (then known as David Arias) to the Twins for Dave Hollins in 1996.

David Arias Ortiz Seattle

And Minnesota fans can only grumble that the Twins let Ortiz go to the Red Sox for nothing after the 2002 season.

David Arias Ortiz Twins

Would Boston have three world championships in the past decade had it not been for Seattle’s deadline deal blunders? (In 1997, the Mariners traded Jason Varitek and Derek Lowe to Boston for Heathcliff Slocumb.)

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