- Joined Mar 13, 2004
This guy is entering the prime of his career. He is a legend in RSN, and his clutch hits are well documented. Many detractors may look at him being a DH, but is that REALLY his fault? The DH has been a part of mlb for over 25+ years. Anyways, he is sitting on 266 career HR's and the all-time leader for a DH is Edgar Martinez who has 309. When it's all said and done, Ortiz should pass Martinez in just about every statistical category. Obviously Martinez isn't in the hall, but he is widely considered the best DH of all-time. For what it's worth, I don't think because someone is a DH, that it should be held against them. I think when Ortiz eventually retires he should be somewhere between 450-500 HR's and close to 1400-1500 RBI. The fact that he was a very important cog in the resurgance of the Red Sox may go a LONG way with voters.