Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

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    Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    As I continue to watch Adrian's beautiful swing that will surly make me buy his jersey this summer, I start to compare him to Manny... not stat wise (yet) but how he approaches the plate and how he swings in certain situations. Although I think it's to early to compare A-Gon's career to Manny's, who do you think is the better hitter?
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Manny Ramirez is a better pure hitter.
     
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    In Response to Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
    As I continue to watch Adrian's beautiful swing that will surly make me buy his jersey this summer, I start to compare him to Manny... not stat wise (yet) but how he approaches the plate and how he swings in certain situations. Although I think it's to early to compare A-Gon's career to Manny's, who do you think is the better hitter?
    Posted by myaim45


    Iwould have to say that Manny is the pure QUITTER !!
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    I'm not sure who it was but one of the writers, maybe Chad Finn, was comparing A-Gon to Manny very early, talking about how efficient his swing is, no wasted motion at all.  
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    I don't know but the idea of the word "pure" makes little sense since we knew that Manny had other, rather impure contributions.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Pretty tough to be a "pure" hitter when he was taking PED's for the better part of his career.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    How can you compare a ser with a non-user? Maybe a btter comparison could be made using Adrian and T.W.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Alas, Manny was one of the best hitters ever, regardless of how he did it.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

       PLEASE DO NOT MENTION ADRIAN'S NAME WITH THE "DESPICABLE-MAN-CHILD-FRAUD-QUITTER-JUICER-SH*T-BUM-SNAKE IN THE GRASS-...... ADRIAN IS A PURE /REAL DEAL/BALL PLAYER !!!
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Manny in his prime was a better pure hitter, but I'd much rather have Adrian Gonzalez on my team.

     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    The whole lefty/righty thing comes into play as well.  I'm starting to have the same expectation with Gonzalez that I had with Manny when the Sox were down by a run or 2 late in the game.

    Gonzalez is like big Papi and Manny rolled into 1, great pure hitter and a great clutch hitter.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    "Is"?

    Don't want to go too far out on a limb here, but I'd say Adrian "is" the better hitter.

    -Daf.   
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Are we talking Manny with - or without - the juice?

    Seriously.

    They are similar in that the ball seems to fly off their bats with alarming speed.

    But Gonzo is clean.

    So it's Gonzo. No contest.

    Here endeth the lesson.




     
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    In Response to Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
    Alas, Manny was one of the best hitters ever, regardless of how he did it.
    Posted by Soxfanatik-VA


    I agree with this.

    BUT, I love AGon!

     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    HE IS ADRIAN, NOT A-GON!  GET IT STRAIGHT!!

    TOO EARLY TO REALLY COMPARE WHO IS THE BETTER HITTER.  ADRIAN IS GOOD IN ALL ASPECTS...SWING, CLUTCH, ALL FIELDS, ETC.

    VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS OF THIS TRADE!!

     
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    In Response to Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
    HE IS ADRIAN, NOT A-GON!  GET IT STRAIGHT!! TOO EARLY TO REALLY COMPARE WHO IS THE BETTER HITTER.  ADRIAN IS GOOD IN ALL ASPECTS...SWING, CLUTCH, ALL FIELDS, ETC. VERY PLEASED WITH THE RESULTS OF THIS TRADE!!
    Posted by REBEL

    Yes it`s too early to really compare who is the better hitter.

     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    Define Pure Hitter

    Who is the better hitter?  Manny was better during his prime but Gonzo does have the ability to be his equal.......Not sure it matters who is better as long as both have 2 RINGS with the Sox........
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    This is a great question.  I know that watching Gonzalez hit makes me feel just like I did watching Ramirez in his prime.  The combination of pure beauty/efficiency of their swings and wily working of pitchers is the Force running deep for both of them.  Also, the inside out laser show certainly begs comparison.  I grant that the posters pointing to the PEDs may have a point, in which case the pendulum swings to Gonzo.  I can't yet say that he has taken Manny's mantle, but i certainly feel the same watching Gonzo now as i did watching Manny then.  In the end, personality issues aside, I may end up with gonzo as my fav because his defense makes me all aflutter, and I love defense.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    to be fair, Manny has done well in the playoffs too...we really have to see how this plays out........
     
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    In Response to Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
    to be fair, Manny has done well in the playoffs too...we really have to see how this plays out........
    Posted by andrewmitch


    good point a-mitch.  Manny trascended for me in October.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    In Response to Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
    Are we talking Manny with - or without - the juice? Seriously. They are similar in that the ball seems to fly off their bats with alarming speed. But Gonzo is clean. So it's Gonzo. No contest. Here endeth the lesson.
    Posted by summerof67


    Thanks for that detailed analysis.
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    thanks
     
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    Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?

    In Response to Re: Who is a better pure hitter, Manny or Adrian?:
       PLEASE DO NOT MENTION ADRIAN'S NAME WITH THE "DESPICABLE-MAN-CHILD-FRAUD-QUITTER-JUICER-SH*T-BUM-SNAKE IN THE GRASS-...... ADRIAN IS A PURE /REAL DEAL/BALL PLAYER !!!
    Posted by Bill-806


    Snake in the grass, what does that even mean?  Manny was more like a snake on a rock in the sun.

    To the question, they are very similar in that they have great power to all fields, don't seem to affected by a 2 strike count, and can go on streaks where any out seems surprising.  I hope that 1 day Adrian has a better Red Sox resume of Mr. Manny Ramirez, but he is still at least 2 world championships away from that. 
     
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