In 2004, Carl Everett hit .260/.319/.402 in hitter-friendly environments at the age of 33.
In 2005, Carl Everett hit .251/.311/.435 in a hitter-friendly environment at the age of 34.
In 2006, both Marcel and ZiPS projected Carl Everett for a ~.760 OPS in a hitter-friendly environment at the age of 35. This was good for a wOBA about 4-5% below the league average.
In 2006, in addressing our need for an everyday DH, Bill Bavasi signed Ken Griffey Jr., only with a worse OBP and the complete opposite chemistry potential.