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05-30-2013, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by JackStraw View Post
Other teams do not give a prospect who's fielding is shaky and who's hitting is poor regular jobs when they are WS contenders and they have another player who is as good or better. Which Ibanez was. The Phillies did give Brown his chance, multiple times. He didn't take advantage of those chances. He showed flashes but never showed that he could be an everyday player until now.
Yes he did. For the first month he came up his hitting was fine. Then he started to struggle and the Phillies sent him back down again. Your sample sizes are too small. We know what Ibanez gave us, a .245 average, no speed, and some power. We had no idea what Brown could've given us because he didn't get enough at bats.

And Ibanez only looked better at fielding because he wasn't getting to that many balls, therefore not many errors. Brown's UZR was -7.5, not really great but nothing compared to Ibanez who was -19.2. That is godawful. So the only thing Ibanez maybe had was power and even that is not that far apart.

The Phillies played Ibanez cause he cost 12 million dollars and they didn't want to waste that cash. And what did we get for that veteran presence in the PO? A .200 average and one homerun. He didn't even play every game in the series.

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