Vlad Guerrero wins yet another award he did not deserve

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Vlad Guerrero has won the Edgar Martinez Award, which is given to the league’s best DH.  As Aaron pointed out back when Silver Sluggers were announced, Vlad had no business winning any awards that purport to honor the best DH. By all rights, David Ortiz deserved it. Aaron established that pretty conclusively. Of course, Ortiz won the thing every year from 2003 through 2007, so maybe they’re tired of him.

The bigger question: While Edgar Martinez is a fine person for this award to be named after, how did it not get a name until Martinez was venerable enough to deserve the honor?  Why wasn’t this, like, the Hal McRae award back in the early 80s?