Since Edgar said his final goodbye at the end of 2004, Mariner designated hitters have combined to put up a total batting line of .254/.317/.363 and a position-adjusted OPS+ of 74. This staggering display of consistent run production came for the low low cost of Chris Snelling, Emiliano Fruto, Shin-soo Choo, Asdrubal Cabrera, and roughly twenty-one million dollars.
Over the same span of time, Darin Erstad has batted .271/.325/.380.
Designated hitters have one job. Their job is to hit.
Good eye for talent there, Bill.