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Raul Ibanez vs. Pat… Pat… What Was That Guy’s Name Again?

Published by on May 18, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

I was wrong.  I was so very wrong.  I want to apologize for my mistake.

When word started to spread that the Phillies had acquired Raul Ibanez I read all the on-line debates that started on message boards everywhere. Many fans were not happy with the signing of Ibanez, and the subsequent departure of fan-favorite Pat Burrell that the signing signaled.  Some said that the lineup was too lefty heavy now. 

Others said that Pat Burrell was a better left fielder than Ibanez.  Fans argued that Pat was slow, but so was Raul. Many also argued that Raul would never match Pat’s power numbers.

My take on this?  During the offseason I argued that it was a good signing and would giv...

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