As the Red Sox look forward to the rebuilding process in the offseason, one major focus of the front office will be to re-sign David Ortiz and Cody Ross.
Both players had productive 2012 campaigns, and while Oriz's season was cut short by an Achilles injury, he still finished the season second on the team with 23 home runs. Ross was arguably the most productive Red Sox player all season.
Ortiz has been with the team since 2003 and is one of the leaders of the organization. If Boston continues to groom younger players that have seen a great deal of playing time this season, Ortiz is a necessary presence in the clubhouse.
In the absence of Ortiz and with the departures of Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Carl Crawford, Ross stepped up as a leader and set the right example for his teammates.
The Boston Globe's Peter Abraham explained why the front office is looking to bring back Ortiz and Ross. To hear what he had to say, check out the video above.