Manny Ramírez talks: ‘Omar Vizquel was a better shortstop than Derek Jeter’

Recently, retired Dominican player Manny Ramírez has been controversial in recent days after some statements he gave to the reporter Héctor Gómez of Z Deportes in a live broadcast on Instagram, where he argues that MLB stole “several MVP awards in his career and they will most likely do the same with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. this year in his career with Shohei Ohtani.

The truth is that Manny Ramírez is one of the most successful players of his time and one of the greatest Latino hitters of all time, but due to his problems with banned substances he has been banned from the Major Leagues, and within the same conversation, entered the controversy with Derek Jeter and Omar Vizquel, mentioning that the Venezuelan was always a better shortstop than the Yankee.

Omar Vizquel is the best shortstop that has been in the majors and they took a Gold Glove from him to give it to (Derek) Jeter. With all the respect Jeter deserves, but he’s not Vizquel. I played 10 years in Boston and saw Jeter up close playing on the short grasslands. I couldn’t even carry the gloves to Omar Vizquel, but since he was in New York.

Is Manny Ramírez right in his words?

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I am going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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