WEEI's Rob Bradford says Yes.
David Ortiz has meant more to the Red Sox than any player in the franchise's history.
Yes, I know, Ted Williams was a better hitter. He was the best hitter. Yes, I know, Carl Yastrzemski played longer and was a superior all-around player. Yes, I know, Pedro Martinez was more dominant during a concentrated period.
No matter. Ortiz has earned the right to be labeled the first face of the organization's Mount Rushmore. ...
It all adds up. Some will never accept it. I get it. Still, all things considered, I have to believe we're watching the player who has meant more to the Red Sox than any other player before him.