Raul Ibanez is now officially a Phil as he passes his physical and has just officially signed his three-year deal with the Phillies for $31.5 Million dollars. With his signing, Ibanez will become the Phillies new left fielder, replacing Pat Burrell, whose lead off double in the bottom of the seventh inning in the rain suspended fifth game of the 2008 World Series would lead to the game’s winning run and the Phils winning their second World Championship in the team’s 126 years history.
Goodbye, Pat. Thanks for the nine years of helping the team become World Champs and I really do wish you luck in joining a new club. Just don’t sign with another team in the NL East, okay? 😉