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palehozenychicty
12-12-2008, 11:56 AM
link (http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/8931496/Sources:-Ibanez-reaches-deal-with-Phillies)


It's not a lenghty deal, but they may have been better off keeping Burrell.
Ibanez doesn't have the lengthiest track record in the world, and he's 37.

MHOUSE
12-12-2008, 12:05 PM
I was looking at his career numbers and while he had one good year in KC and has been great in Seattle for the last 3 seasons, that's about it in a long career. Some guys bloom late, but to think he'll be hitting 35 HR and 110 RBI at age 40-41 seems extremely far-fetched. He's also never played in a big market like Philly with their fans and WS Champs-type expectations. I think they'd have been better off going younger or for less years. Now they'll probably go Switch-RH-LH-LH-LH-S-RH-RH-P in their lineup. Should be interesting how they fare against lefty pitching.

thedudeabides
12-12-2008, 12:14 PM
I was looking at his career numbers and while he had one good year in KC and has been great in Seattle for the last 3 seasons, that's about it in a long career. Some guys bloom late, but to think he'll be hitting 35 HR and 110 RBI at age 40-41 seems extremely far-fetched. He's also never played in a big market like Philly with their fans and WS Champs-type expectations. I think they'd have been better off going younger or for less years. Now they'll probably go Switch-RH-LH-LH-LH-S-RH-RH-P in their lineup. Should be interesting how they fare against lefty pitching.

His numbers are remarkably consistant this decade, and he doesn't seem to be declining. His defense is bad to begin with, but so was Burrell's in left. I'm also surprised that they weren't looking more for a right handed bat.

palehozenychicty
12-12-2008, 12:34 PM
He's harder to project because of his late rise, so who knows when he'll decline? It could be in two years. He's not as streaky as Burrell, but I think it's a wash overall.

JermaineDye05
12-12-2008, 02:20 PM
Thank God we don't have to see him anymore. The guy kills us, I would have been livid if he signed with an AL Central team.

btrain929
12-12-2008, 02:52 PM
The man is going from SEA (AL, and that ballpark) to PHI (NL, and THEIR ballpark). I think the Phillies drastically improved here...

veeter
12-12-2008, 03:10 PM
The man is going from SEA (AL, and that ballpark) to PHI (NL, and THEIR ballpark). I think the Phillies drastically improved here...Yeah, other than adjusting to new pitching, that guy will rake.

whitesox901
12-12-2008, 04:31 PM
good thing this Sox killer is on the move, tired of that ****

DaveFeelsRight
12-12-2008, 04:47 PM
good thing this Sox killer is on the move, tired of that ****offense wise yes....but his defense:

http://i27.tinypic.com/28akex2.jpg
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/6814/raul4.gif

lol

tstrike2000
12-12-2008, 05:31 PM
Solid player, keeps himself in good playing shape, but will be 37 in June. However, he hasn't slown down too much yet.

BleacherBandit
12-12-2008, 05:47 PM
offense wise yes....but his defense:

http://i27.tinypic.com/28akex2.jpg
http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/6814/raul4.gif

lol

Lawl. At least we won't have to hear the "RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!" every freaking time he comes up to bat when we play the Mariners.

Tragg
12-13-2008, 11:04 AM
They lose a pick for this signing, right?

chisox616
12-13-2008, 04:01 PM
Hahahaha I always lose it after watching that first .gif. Absolutely hilarious, funniest thing I've ever seen happen in baseball. What's great is that the camera has to back track just to find the ball again.

Still. Good pick up by the Phils' I'd say, hope he gives the Mets a run for their money...