Raul Ibanez has played 18 seasons, and only one was with the New York Yankees. Yet after that season (2012), the pinstripes took too long to offer Ibanez another contract, and he bolted for Seattle, to enjoy his third stint with the team that drafted him. For understandable reasons, many people in the Yankees organization felt letting Ibanez go was a mistake.
Seattle Mariners outfielder Raul Ibanez's "throw" (we're using an incredibly loose definition of the word) leaves quite a bit to be desired.
Raul Ibanez attempted a throw on Tuesday night that will land him on blooper reels for a long time. Edwin Encarnacion singled during the seventh inning of the Toronto Blue Jays-Seattle Mariners game, and Ibanez went to his left to field it. Jose Bautista went from first to third on the hit. It looked like [...]
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...
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...
From Dan Martin:The Yankees have had preliminary discussions with Raul Ibanez about coming back next season in a platoon role. Ibanez was used more than the Yankees would have liked because of injuries last year, but he showed he was still a dangerous hitter. The lefty-swinging Ibanez was brought in to be a DH against right-handed pitching, but he was forced into the outfield when...
Raul Ibanez had his magic working again for the Yankees. He clubbed a two-run home run to tie ALCS Game 1 in the 9th inning.
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...
COMING UP CLUTCH
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.
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...