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03-09-2009, 08:37 PM
JDinkalage Morgoone
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Originally Posted by mm6492 View Post
more consistent and less strikeouts then burrel

And I heard Gillick is the one who told Amaro to get Mayberry. They said gillick was always hiGH on this kid
I hear your argument but I don't think it stands up to the lefty-lefty-lefty argument against it. That to me is a HUGE problem. The Phils have enough problems with hitting the late inning LOOGYs. Last year Raul only had 26 less Ks than Burrell which to me isn't too big of a difference. Pat was one of the best in the big leagues at getting on base too at a clip of .367. One of the most disciplined hitters on the team and a definite righty power threat. Ibanez numbers are skewed to me because he was the only hitter on the Mariners for a number of years. Burrell had 86 RBIs behind a guy who had 146 and a guy who had 104. That means there wasn't a whole lot left on base for Pat to clean up!

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