He could have made more anywhere else, but Ramirez wants to be a Guardian for life and there is nothing wrong with that.
As it turns out, J-Ram is also showing his loyalty, commitment, and skill on the field, with great performances and records.
“Making @CleGuardians club history. Only @MLB to reach this milestone in 2022. José Ramírez makes playing baseball look easy,” Bally Sports Cleveland tweeted, with a graphic that showed his latest feat.
— Bally Sports Cleveland (@BallySportsCLE) September 12, 2022
Ramirez became the first player in franchise history to have 40 doubles, 25 home runs, 15 stolen bases and 100 RBI over a full season.
He is also the only MLB player to hit those benchmarks this year.
A Typically Great Season For Ramirez
Overall, Ramirez is hitting .281/.353/.526 with 26 round-trippers, 78 runs, 109 RBI, and 15 thefts.
He has a 144 wRC+, meaning he has produced 44 percent more than the league average with the bat.
Oh, and his defensive and baserunning contributions have also helped him accumulate 5.4 Wins Above Average.
Overall, Ramirez is having an elite season for the 73-65 Guardians.
After a productive weekend series against the Minnesota Twins, Cleveland holds a 2.5-game advantage in the race for the AL Central.
Things are getting really interesting in the Central, but as long as Ramirez is in uniform, he is quite likely the best player in the division.
Ramirez keeps pushing for greatness and breaking franchise records, and is on his way to lead Cleveland’s return to the promised land.