With the news breaking today that the Yankees have signed Raul Ibanez to a one-year, $1.1 million contract (up to $4 million if all the incentives kick in), I figured I’d lay out the case (as I see it) for signing the veteran outfielder. To be completely honest, I originally intended this piece to be a comparison between Ibanez and Johnny Damon, but that was before the news broke that the Yankees weren’t really pursuing Damon, and that they had signed Ibanez. But hey, what am I supposed to do, just scrap all this (now useless) research and pixel space? And hey, I’m in the death throes of a brutal flu that has kept me sidelined during Carnaval weekend here in southern Spain…so (please) cut me some slack? Oh, and because the argument itself isn’t that long, I’m going to throw in a bonus list of five Yankee Spring Training stories I’m already tired of talking about.
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