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Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

Posted on: September 16, 2011 12:59 am
 
Omar VizquelBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Omar Vizquel will turn 45 next April and he hopes he's still playing in the big leagues.

"I would love to have an opportunity to play another year," Vizquel told the Chicago Sun-Times. "I'm not expecting to play every day but I think I have the ability to play."

Vizquel has played in 57 games for the White Sox this season, starting 19 games at third base, 14 at second base and eight at shortstop. He's also served as the team's DH and played first base in one game.

An 11-time Gold Glove winner, Vizquel has one error this season. It came at second base. Overall, he's hit .245/.282/.294 without a home run and eight RBI. He is a career .272/.337/.353 hitter and 161 hits shy of 3,000 -- but he has just 182 over the last three full seasons.

"I feel 35," Vizquel told the newspaper. "I look at players on this team who are around that age or less. You look at them playing … the body language is not what you like to see. I don't think I have that kind of body language and I don't like to show it even if I'm tired. I feel great. I still have the passion, still have the legs."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:15 pm
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

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Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:43 pm
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

He should sign with the Florida Marlins. I hear they need a shortstop.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:26 pm
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

He is still a decent defender even at his age.  There are worse people you could hand a utility job to.  Would make a good mentor in the clubhouse for developing players.  If a team needs a good defensive pickup for their bench he wouldn't cost too much. 



Since: Apr 13, 2008
Posted on: September 16, 2011 7:28 pm
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

Let's all hope that he gets to 3,000 hits and gets placed in the Hall of Fame alongside the guy who drives Ford trucks in NYC.



Since: Oct 11, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 9:43 am
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

That's nice but do it back in Cleveland w/ Thome...I've had enough of being a half-way-to-retirement house for past prime future HOF's...If you really wanna keep him on the bench, make him the manager. I bet he would be a good one.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:58 am
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

Wow. I can remember when the Indians traded Felix Fermin to the Mariners for him like 22 years ago. I think Fermin was out of baseball about 18 years ago.



Since: May 8, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 5:03 am
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

So Omar Vizquel is trying to be the next Julio Franco? Haha, well you know what, good for him. There are plenty of young guys who could learn from the way this man has taken care of his body. Truth be told, if I were a GM i'd be hard pressed to give him a roster spot over a developing guy, but as a bench/role player, you could certainly do a lot worse. Congrats on your already great career Omar, and maybe we'll see ya again next year! 



Since: Nov 20, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2011 4:58 am
 

Vizquel hopes to play in 2012

I agree big time!!!!


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