Posted by burnsy483 on 2/6/2014 9:08:00 AM (view original):
"DH" isn't a position in the sense you're thinking of. His candidacy is hurt by the fact he didn't play defense. Had he played defense, his offensive numbers likely would have suffered.
Well when you consider that WAR does take into account defense, and that Edgar has already been penalized for not being the field for most of his career, he still has HOF numbers. If the Mariners had stuck him at 1B, why would his numbers "likely would have suffered?" He was not a bad 3B. And since the AL has a position called DH, he was a great fit for it.
Can you give me an instance of a bad fielder with comparable offensive numbers who is not
in the HOF?