Among some of the all too usual blathering about the Hall of Fame was this by Micheal Kay, Yankee announcer, in promoting DH Edgar Martinez (OPS+ 147) for the Hall: "DH is a position." He has said it multiple times.
Designated Hitter (DH) is NOT a position. DH is a NON-position. As a fielding position its status is null. Is pinch hitter (PH) a position? Only if the PH remains in the game and plays the field in which case he's no longer a PH. He's a baseball player.
It's difficult to understand how an otherwise semi-intelligent person can say something so obviously incorrect. Try to make the case for a DH by some other means but this is just silly.
The case I would make is this: a DH should bloody well hit like Ted Williams (OPS+ 190) to warrant consideration for the Hall of Fame. None have or are ever likely to. Besides, it should be changed to a designated FIELDER!
Designated FIELDER, 8 batters! Now that's entertainment! Sunday, December 27, 2015