Back in 2013, David Ortiz was considered the third best Red Sox player of All Time behind Carl Yastrzemski and Ted Williams on Bleacher Report. Three years later, Ortiz now has more career home runs then Yastrzemski and Williams plus he added a third World Series to his resume following that 2013 season.
Ortiz has more career home runs than anyone in Red Sox history. I'm still not sure you can call Big Papi the GOAT in Beantown. Ted Williams VS David Ortiz feels like a 1A vs 1B debate as Williams still has more RBI's. Ortiz won 3 World Series Championships in Boston while Williams won 0 championships.
Williams led Boston in batting average, on base percentage, and RBI's and was a force during his time which is why you can make a case for Williams. You can also argue that Williams wasn't playing during a steroid era. Ortiz reversed the curse and had a greater influence and connection with fans during his career in Boston.
People are going to remember Ortiz for that whether they are past, present, or future Red Sox fans still in school. You cannot say the same about Williams who is probably remembered mostly by past generations.
Ortiz did so much for Boston and even won a championship after Francona left. That's why I am going to say that Ortiz is the GOAT in Boston and arguably the greatest player in Red Sox history. His 54 home runs in the regular season will probably still stand for a long-time. Becoming the only Red Sox batter to hit 30 home runs at the age of 40 is truly historic.
Ortiz was an icon in Boston. He did so much for the city of Boston during a rough time. He will be missed by everyone and you have to respect the way he played and carried himself. His number will be retired in Boston as no other Red Sox player will probably ever wear 34 again. That's why I am listing Ortiz as the greatest of All Time to suit up for the Red Sox, but if you disagree comment below.