Omar is the man when it comes to playing shortstop. Sure there are other shortstops who are better batters but when it comes down to feilding, there is no better than Mr. Vizquel! This guy is like a black hole. Nothing gets by him not even light. This is what he did last year:
- Tied AL record for the most consecutive games without an error by a shortstop.
- Made only 3 errors in 156 games last season.
- Won his 8th straight Gold Glove
And he batted a respectable .287 w/66 RBIs and 7 HR.
The Indians rewarded him by giving him a 2 year $14 million dollar contract. He signed and all parties are happy. Especially the fans.
I'm a spark on the horizon.
...stayin' round here takes patience, it's like a full time occupation...
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Weren't Ozzie Smith's career numbers comparable?
"Van Halen fans been hangin' in there for a long time...they're probably the best fans in the world..."-Sammy
"Forget all about that macho shit and learn how to play guitar"-Mellencamp
Omar definetly deserves more recognition then he gets. Unfortunately 3 young ss phenoms changed the outlook on the position. Defensively, Omar is better and more polished then any of them...only Oz was comparable at Short.
Here's to your thin red line....MMMMMM I'm stepping over!
Ozzie Smith was the greatest fielding SS ever . . .but Omar Vizquel gets my vote for second best.
You guys can take your highly regarded shortstops like Garciaparra, Jeter, and ARod
give me Miguel Tejada anyday over those guys
comparable numbers but a lot less money.
watch for OTown this year baby
The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Sucks, Van Halen is too good for that disgraceful establishment! OUT!
I gotta go with the Wizard, Ozzie Smith.
If I was voteing with my heart, I'd pick Greg Gagne.
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