Guaranteed to happen: Red Sox predictions

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Jul 5, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) celebrates rounding the bases after Boston Red Sox left fielder Hanley Ramirez (13) hit a two-run home run as Houston Astros shortstop Marwin Gonzalez (9) walks away during the seventh inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Prediction: David Ortiz announces retirement.

Ortiz walks away from 10M option to call it a career. Ortiz will do this despite respectable home run and RBI totals, but a shrinking batting average.

Ortiz has primed Boston for this day with talks about his legacy, PED’s, HOF and just about any baseball related topic that touches on his career. There will be no farewell tour nor a spectacular post season performance since the Red Sox will be sitting this one out.