Source: Adam Wells, CNN Bleacher Report
There is a strong pocket of people who would claim that Big Papi is the one they want up in a big spot late in a playoff game, and his heroics on Sunday night only strengthened their case.
But did this help solidify Ortiz’s spot as the best American League postseason player in recent memory?
If Anibal Sanchez had played as many games in the postseason as Ortiz and thrown six no-hit innings in the playoffs with 12 strikeouts against the Red Sox, as he did in Game 1 of the ALCS, would we be talking about him as the greatest postseason pitcher of this generation?
It’s all about opportunity, which Ortiz has had plenty of throughout his career with the Red Sox, and to his credit, he has taken full advantage of it.