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03-09-2009, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Hextall89 View Post
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!
Also Ibanez is equally terrible in the field and older.

EDIT: Not arguing in favor of resigning Burrell, necessarily, just I'm not a fan of Ibanez.

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