Some quotes from the Verducci article:
He has slugged at least .592 for five consecutive seasons, a level of sustained power-hitting excellence that is historically rare. Ortiz is one of 11 players in history with that kind of streak, with only Barry Bonds (eight straight), Babe Ruth (seven and six), Hank Greenberg (seven), Mark McGwire (six) and Ted Williams (six) with more consecutive such seasons.
He doesn't have the numbers yet, and he's a DH - a big negative in the eyes of many HOF voters. (Maybe negative's the wrong word there - they just don't give much weight to DH's). But, he's signed with the Sox through 2010 with an option for one more year and he'll still only be 36 years old. What say you - does he have a shot?
He has pounded out 85 extra-base hits or more for four consecutive years. Only Lou Gehrig (five seasons) ever had a longer such streak and only Sammy Sosa has matched Ortiz's run. Even if you forget about whether such seasons came consecutively or not, only four hitters ever had more 85-extra-base seasons than Ortiz already has: Gehrig (eight), Ruth (seven) and Greenberg and Stan Musial (five).