At this point, I'd give Ramirez a significant edge over A-Rod if we are only judging them as hitters and not on the total package.
A-Rod: .306/.389/.578, 147 OPS+ in 1,904 games
Manny Ramirez: .313/.409/.593, 154 OPS+ in 1,950 games
Plus, I think you might be forgetting Frank Thomas. He's easily a better hitter than Vlad.
A few other great ones that come to mind are Honus Wagner, Dick Allen, Mark McGwire, Frank Robinson, Ed Delahanty, and Jeff Bagwell.
Last edited by GiambiJuice; 03-25-2008 at 10:10 PM.
My top 10 players:
1. Babe Ruth
2. Barry Bonds
3. Ty Cobb
4. Ted Williams
5. Willie Mays
6. Alex Rodriguez
7. Hank Aaron
8. Honus Wagner
9. Lou Gehrig
10. Mickey Mantle