Because it is all about the money, I was happy to hear that the Red Sox and David Ortiz have successfully avoided arbitration, coming to agree upon a pretty sweet (for Papi) $14.575 million deal for 2012.

As is typically the case, it’s a little more than the Red Sox wanted to give and a little less than what Ortiz sought. But now that it’s all done, both parties can sit back, bask in the glory of their Hummers and mansions and moon rocks and private Jay-Z concerts and hovercrafts and robot armies, and set their focus on what’s truly important: baseball.