ESPN is reporting that the Phillies have come to terms with Seattle Mariners left fielder Raul Ibanez on a 3 year deal worth $30 million. The Pat Burrell Era has officially come to a close.
Three years is about what I was expecting, $30MM is a bit less than I was expecting so that's good I guess. All in all though I'm not terribly excited: Ibanez's defense is poor, and he's a lefty hitter in a lineup where the best remaining right handed hitter is Jayson Werth. Oh, and they lose their first round draft pick too. They could've had Adam Dunn -- more productive, younger -- and not lost the pick.
Hey, Flags Fly Forever.