Boston Red Sox Clubhouse Issues: Is David Ortiz a Budding Cancer?

Akash ACorrespondent IAugust 9, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - AUGUST 8: David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox hits a RBI single against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning on August 8, 2011 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Red Sox defeated the Twins 8-6. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
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Call it the Boston media hyping up a situation to sell it to the fans, but when David Ortiz marched into Terry Francona's press conference saying he was "f***ing pissed", questions about his morale arose.

The Red Sox know how important team chemistry is to the success of a team. Just ask the 2004 Idiots or the frustrated clubhouse before Manny Ramirez's eventful departure.

Ortiz is clearly concerned about his contract situation and has mentioned feeling hurt that he has not received the attention he would like from the organization, but does press conference incident show he is becoming a clubhouse cancer?

Absolutely not.

Ortiz's on-field production has clearly not faltered (hit a huge double in the bottom of the 10th inning against the Yankees on Sunday, leading to a Red Sox victory) and his happy-go-lucky nature still seems to dominate his persona.

Whether it be him entertaining young fans while in the batters box or supporting teammates, Ortiz cannot even be considered a minor problem, let alone a spreading cancer.