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RAUL IBANEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ibanez on Royals: 'Now there's first-place attitude with first-place talent'

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- When Raul Ibanez arrived with the Royals in late June, the first thing he noticed was how much talent surrounded him in the clubhouse. "It's as much talent as any team I've ever been on," Ibanez said back then. "Seriously." But what Ibanez didn't say at the time was that he noticed something else: The Royals didn't always play...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals: A veteran presence

Veteran Raul Ibanez congratulates Alex Gordon as he enters the dugout (zimbio.com). The Kansas City Royals improved to a record of 68-55 after Sunday’s 12-6 win over the Minnesota Twins. They now stand a game and a half above the Detroit Tigers to lead the American League Central. Currently winning 20 of their last 25 games, the Royals have found success lately with a strong veteran...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez homers to carry Royals past A's 1-0

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Raul Ibanez homered to break his own franchise record for oldest Royals player to clear the fences, and Kansas City beat the Oakland Athletics 1-0 on Friday night. The 42-year-old Ibanez connected in the fifth inning for his fifth homer, giving Jeremy Guthrie the lone run he needed for Kansas City's first victory at the Oakland Coliseum since April 10, 2012...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ibanez says 2014 Royals are as talented as any team he's ever played on

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Raul Ibanez has been on some incredibly talented teams during his career. Ibanez, 42, was part of that excellent Phillies run from 2009 through 2011 that included a World Series trip and two National League Championship Series appearances. In 2012, Ibanez was part of a Yankees team that was one step away from the World Series before falling to Detroit. But as...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels release veteran DH Raul Ibanez

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- It didn't work out the way the Angels or Raul Ibanez envisioned it. In 57 games Ibanez hit just .157 with three home runs and 21 RBI in his lone season with the club. On Saturday, the Angels requested waivers on Ibanez, granting him his unconditional release. "He brings so many intangibles," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. "Unfortunately,...
Via Fox Sports West
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez love ‘em & hate ‘em… Mariners style

Veteran Presence, Good Game Interesting facts about Raul Ibanez: If Ibanez plays in 53 games this season, he will have played in 2,000 major league games in his career. Last season, while playing for the Yankees, Ibanez finished 24th in the AL MVP voting. There are multiple surprises with this fact, the first is that the results are exact all the way to 24th, the second is that someone...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez: Reviewing Seattle Mariners free agent signing

Ibanez returns for another go As if Jason Bay and Kendrys Morales weren’t enough, now the Mariners have gone out and signed Raul Ibanez. The 40-year-old returns to Seattle for his third stint with the M’s, and first since 2008. What does Ibanez bring to the table? Just like with Bay, Seattle is hoping Ibanez will bring some much needed power to its lineup. Ibanez’s second stint...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
December 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Yankeetorial: Last night, in the cosmic image of Raul Ibanez, did we fans everywhere just uncover the secret to life?

Last night, I watched eight innings from under the couch. Finally, I'd made spiritual peace with the loss, with the end of the season, with the incredible waste of time and energy that baseball represents, with my mortality, with my inconsequential status in the universe, and with the fact that I would never again taste a Yankee championship - yes, folks, I was broken down to...
Via IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss
COMING UP CLUTCH

Ibanez beats Orioles with two HRs

Raul Ibanez clubbed two home runs to beat the Orioles in Game 3. He hit both of them late in the game after entering as a pinch-hitter.

Via The Outside Corner
October 10, 2012  |  1 Comment

A-Rod leads cheer for Raul Ibanez after pinch home run - Video

Your browser does not support iframes.Alex Rodriguez could have been embarrassed and pouted after being replaced in the bottom of the 9th inning during Game 3 of the ALDS on Wednesday, but the Yankees DH was leading the cheers after pinch-hitter Raul Ibanez delivered an improbable game-tying home run in his place.Rodriguez had been struggling during the series, going 1-for-9 with...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 10, 2012  |  2 Comments
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