The perennial MVP candidate is in the middle of a playoff race with the Guardians, trying to lead them back to the postseason after a one-year absence.
Yet, he still makes time on his tight schedule to give back to the community.
“A great day in #Cleveland! Today the @CityofCleveland & @CleGuardians announced the transformation of the ball diamond at Clark Field in #Tremont to a turfed field dedicated in honor of four-time All-Star @MrLapara. Thank you, Jose for your generous gift to mark this a reality!” Cleveland City Councilman Kerry McCormack tweeted.
Ramirez quoted the tweet and wrote words that Guardians fans will surely love: “this is my home.”
This is my home 🏾 https://t.co/9eQUYDCyZe
— Jose Ramirez (@MrLapara) August 17, 2022
Ramirez Is Making Sure To Get Involved With The Community
Ramirez will be calling Cleveland home for at least most of the decade: before the season started, he signed a seven-year, $141 million extension that will cover him from 2022 to 2028.
It has an average annual value (AAV) of $20.1 million, much less than J-Ram’s true worth.
He was willing to give the franchise that helped him become one of MLB’s biggest stars a hometown discount.
Ramirez is performing at a really high level once again in 2022, with a .281/.350/.535 line, 22 home runs, and 4.9 Wins Above Replacement, or WAR.
He also has an .885 OPS, 14 stolen bases and 96 RBI, leading the Guardians in their quest for October baseball.
As long as Ramirez is healthy, Cleveland will likely be a competitive club for the duration of his contract.
It’s nice to know, however, that Ramirez is a star with the community in addition to being one of the best and most complete baseball players in the world.