Yankees Agree to One Year Deal with Raul Ibanez

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17 thoughts on “Yankees Agree to One Year Deal with Raul Ibanez

  1. In the whole, there's not a whole lot of difference between Ibanez and the other candidates for the job. Am I thrilled with the signing? Not particularly.

  2. It fills a need for the Yankees. Nothing more, nothing less I suppose. It's definitely hard to blame the Yankees for signing Ibanez for $1.1m when Johnny Damon is demanding $5m.

  3. I thought the impression was that Ibanez wanted more money. I'm guessing the current market dictated the $1.1 million offer?

    He's not what he used to be, but if he can get back to anywhere close to his former level this is a good signing.

  4. Why are we focusing on defense? Ibanez is 5th on the depth chart and will be hitting against right handers? He and Damon were about the same for that role, Ibanez having a slightly better average and better power, whereas Damon had the better OBP and steals, if you want to count that.

    At the end of the day, Damon, again, was asking for the Yanks to overpay his value by more than $4 million.