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Manny Ramírez criticizes major league awards

Manny Ramírez criticizes major league awards

Manuel Arístides “Manny” Ramírez was one of the most productive Dominican players in Major League history. At the same time, he was one of the most controversial figures in the country, due to his striking behavior and the scandals that surrounded the end of his career as a player for the “Big Top”.
Given the caliber of player that Manny Ramírez was, it is clear that when he speaks he should be paid attention. His knowledge is an important source for the development of players, so his statements always generate interest. On this occasion, speaking with the Dominican journalist Héctor Gómez, “El Acorazado” was critical of the way the season-end awards are voted and came out in defense of Vladimir Guerrero Jr.
“I have previously said that Ohtani is a Martian, it is something supernatural, but we cannot ignore what Vlady (Guerrero Jr.) is doing is an injustice (referring to that he is not a favorite for the MVP award), the same as me they did to me in the Major Leagues, ”Ramírez began by saying.
The Dominican then proceeded to criticize the voting system and those involved. “When you give the reporters the power so that they can choose who is the MVP and vote, just like the Hall of Fame, they can do whatever they want, because they are their votes and that is an injustice, you give the power to reporters to vote, because they have not played ball ”.
“We have what Vlady Jr. is doing, it’s an impressive thing and we have to support him, look at the Rookie (Rookie) of the Year that they took from Andújar (Miguel), Ohtani himself, and are they going to do the same thing again to a Dominican, Vlady, a Latino? No, things can’t be like that ”, he commented.
Ramírez proceeded to continue saying that it seems like an excuse to say that Shohei Ohtani should be the MVP because he is also a pitcher, when he is not the leader of any statistics nor has he contributed so that the Los Angeles Angels are fighting a postseason position, unlike Guerrero Jr., who is located within the leaders of practically every offensive category in MLB.
The discussion continues and it is clear that fans, players and the press will not agree on one of the most contested awards of the season. (ESPNDEPORTES.COM)

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