When the World Series ends, possibly by tonight, players across the major leagues will file for free agency. And for five days, they will be able to negotiate only with their most recent team.

But the Red Sox don't expect to quickly sign David Ortiz or Jonathan Papelbon.

After his introductory press conference at Fenway Park yesterday, new general manager Ben Cherington said he expected Ortiz and Papelbon to test the market before deciding where they will play next season. Papelbon has looked forward to free agency for several years, and Ortiz figures to be tempted by the ability to determine his value on the open market.