Tag:Raul Ibanez
Posted on: May 30, 2009 4:53 pm

Odds & Ends: Ibanez, Pettitte, Fontenot

Your Saturday evening links, with more to come...

  • ESPN's Keith Law has made some significant changes to his Top 100 MLB Draft Rankings. It's subscriber-only, but a great read for those looking to catch draft fever.
  • Geoff Baker of the Seattle Times asks (and attempts to answer) a popular question: "What is going on with Raul Ibanez in Philadelphia?"
  • Benjamin Kabak of River Ave. Blues takes another look at Andy Pettitte's incentive-laden deal with the Yankees.  
  • Cubs manager Lou Piniella is high on Mike Fontenot at third base.  "Fontenot is honestly our best option there," Piniella told the Chicago Sun-Times.  "When we get Aaron Miles back [from the disabled list] it will help the situation too.  But we feel very comfortable with Fontenot at third, and we can use [Bobby] Scales and [Andres] Blanco at second."
Posted on: May 7, 2009 2:42 pm
Edited on: May 7, 2009 3:03 pm

Odds & Ends: Draft, Ibanez, Indians

Links for Thursday...

Posted on: May 1, 2009 9:59 am

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Pedro, Byrd, Ibanez, Figg

On this date three years ago, the Red Sox traded for Doug Mirabelli to be Tim Wakefield's personal catcher. Mirabelli had to put his uniform on in the car from the airport and arrived 13 minutes prior to first pitch against the Yankees. While trades in April and May are rare, they are not unprecedented. Let's take a look at what is being written in the Blogosphere...

Cork Gaines writes for RaysIndex.com. If you have a suggestion for this feature, Cork can be reached here (cork@raysindex.com), and followed on Twitter here.

Posted on: March 20, 2009 9:46 am

Baseball Blogs Weigh In: Bucs, Jays, Pedro, Pudge,

On this date 72 years ago, in what may have been the biggest trade in Negro League history, Josh Gibson and Judy Johnson were traded from the Pittsburgh Crawfords to the Homestead Grays for $25K and two players. Earlier this week, Pudge Rodriguez, one of the greatest catchers of this generation, became the latest big-name free agent to find a home. Let's take a look at what is being written in the Blogosphere...

Cork Gaines writes for RaysIndex.com. If you have a suggestion for this feature, Cork can be reached here (cork@raysindex.com).

Posted on: January 6, 2009 1:15 am
Edited on: January 6, 2009 10:55 am

Odds and Ends: Burrell, Bradley, Abreu

Links for Tuesday...

  • RotoAuthority asks for your #1 fantasy baseball bust for 2009.
  • Keith Law calls the Pat Burrell signing a "major bargain," panning the Raul Ibanez contract by comparison.  River Ave. Blues says the recent Burrell and Milton Bradley deals prove that Brian Cashman was wise not to offer arbitration to Bobby Abreu.
  • Will the Rays have enough money to re-sign Rocco Baldelli now?  Buster Olney still thinks he will land with Boston.
  • Gordon Edes says Jim Hendry had a stealth dinner with Bradley during the November GM Meetings.  Edes adds that the Cubs believe Derek Lowe is too expensive.
  • Cool story about a guy trying to get an autograph on each card in the 1983 Fleer baseball card set.
  • Baseball America's Jim Callis has the updated '09 draft order.  Callis also weighs in on the broken free agent compensation system, which is up for discussion after the 2011 season.
Posted on: December 19, 2008 10:32 am
Edited on: December 19, 2008 8:53 pm

Odds and Ends: Wilson, Bautista, Hairston

Linkage for Friday...

Posted on: December 15, 2008 10:31 am
Edited on: December 15, 2008 5:42 pm

Odds and Ends: Teixeira, Hunsicker, Burrell

Links for Monday...

Posted on: December 12, 2008 8:55 pm
Edited on: December 13, 2008 2:38 am

Odds and Ends: Burrell, Braves, Red Sox

Links for Friday night...

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