They need to stop delaying the inevitable. And if I remember the Mariner's requirements for retiring a number correctly Edgar meets it.
Mariners requirement for retiring a players number (if i remember correctly) goes like this:
- The player has to be in the Hall of Fame and have spent at least 5 years with the ball club. OR the player has had to spent their entire career with the ball club and made a significant impact in the clubs history.
I'm pretty sure Edgar Martinez meets the second half of that requirement, The Double anyone? Or even the fact that he was ranked as the number one DH by MLB Networks show Prime 9, as well as being called a Litmus test for fellow DH's on getting into the Hall of Fame.