RAUL IBANEZ NEWS

The Unlikeliest Phillies All-Stars

At age 37, Ibanez’s hot start had Phillies fans talking MVP while earning him a starting All-Star election from the fans. This year, the Phillies will send just one All-Star to Cincinnati. With a 1.60 ERA, closer Jonathan Papelbon is a deserved choice to represent the Phillies but that hasn’t been the case every year. While Mike Schmidt leads the team with 12 All-Star selections...
Via Phillies Nation
July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the 2015 Phillies have the worst outfield in MLB history?

In 2009 the Phillies outfield hit 88 homers, knocked in 279 runs, and combined for a .851 OPS.  The Phils won their their third straight division crown and lost to the Yankees in the World Series.  That outfield included Shane Victorino who only hit ten round-trippers, while Raul Ibanez (34) and Jayson Werth (36) led the charge. No the outfield was not historically great, they...
Via The Outside Corner
April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Royal Raul Ibanez joins FOX as studio analyst

NEW YORK -- Raul Ibanez is moving from the field to the broadcast studio. The former outfielder will be a studio analyst for FOX this season, the network announced Monday. A 19-year veteran who hit 305 home runs, Ibanez was among the finalists to become Tampa Bay manager, then withdrew from consideration. He played last season for the Los Angeles Angels before joining the Royals...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez joins Fox as studio analyst

NEW YORK (AP) Raul Ibanez is moving from the field to the broadcast studio. The former outfielder will be a studio analyst for Fox this season, the network announced Monday. A 19-year veteran who hit 305 home runs, Ibanez was among the finalists to become Tampa Bay manager, then withdrew from consideration. He played last season for the Los Angeles Angels and Kansas City. Fox also...
Via AP on Fox
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Fox Sports hires Raul Ibanez for MLB coverage

It’s been a whirlwind year for long-time MLB outfielder Raul Ibanez. After signing with the Angels last winter, he was released in June and caught on with the Kansas City Royals. Ibanez played sparingly with Kansas City, but was on the team’s bench (though not their active roster) during their magical World Series run. As the offseason began, Ibanez received very little attention...
Via Awful Announcing
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Raul Ibanez Withdraws From Rays Manageral Search

Raul Ibanez withdrew himself from the Tampa Bay Rays managerial search, according to  Mark Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times. Ibanez decision to withdraw from the managerial search was due to family considerations. BREAKING: Raul Ibanez has withdrawn from #Rays managerial field due to family considerations. So it’s down to Cash and Wakamatsu — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) December...
Via Baseball Essential
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ibanez reportedly withdraws from consideration to be Rays manager

The Tampa Bay Rays' managerial search is down to Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu. Raul Ibanez withdrew because of family considerations Thursday, the Tampa Bay Times reports, the same day he was scheduled to interview with the Rays. Wakamatsu met with the Rays on Tuesday and Cash interviewed Wednesday. Ibanez was the most outside-the-box consideration of the three. Wakamatsu served...
Via Fox Sports Florida
December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Dave Martinez to pursue other opportunities outside the Rays

Bench coach Dave Martinez has decided to look for opportunities outside the Tampa Bay Rays. Martinez announced his intentions in a statement released Tuesday, four days after the Rays chose Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu as the three finalists for their open managerial position, made possible by Joe Maddon's decision to opt out of his contract with the club. Martinez became...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays announce manager finalists – Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu

ONE OF THESE THREE MEN WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists to three: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibañez and Don Wakamatsu. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2014 Will it be Kevin Cash, the current Indians bullpen coach and a former Rays catcher? Will it be Raul Ibanez, who was sitting in the Royals dugout...
Via The Outside Corner
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays announce manager finalists – Cash, Ibanez, Wakamatsu

ONE OF THESE THREE MEN WILL BE THE NEXT MANAGER OF THE TAMPA BAY RAYS #Rays have narrowed their managerial search from 10 finalists to three: Kevin Cash, Raul Ibañez and Don Wakamatsu. — Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) November 21, 2014 Will it be Kevin Cash, the current Indians bullpen coach and a former Rays catcher? Will it be Raul Ibanez, who was sitting in the Royals dugout...
Via Bloguin Best
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cut day: Three finalists named for Rays' manager job

After losing long-time manager Joe Maddon, the Tampa Bay Rays are looking for a new manager. On Friday, they trimmed down the original list of 10 candidates to three finalists. Tampa Bay will chose Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash or Don Wakamatsu to become the teams new manager, the team announced Friday. It will be up to the Rays president of baseball operators Matthrew Silverman to make...
Via Baseball Essential
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez Among Three Finalists For Tampa Bay Rays’ Manager Position

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Raul Ibanez, Kevin Cash and Don Wakamatsu are the finalists to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Tampa Bay Rays. Dave Martinez, the Rays’ bench coach for the past seven seasons, was among seven candidates dropped Friday. Also cut were Barry Larkin, Doug Glanville, Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo and Ron Wotus. Tampa Bay said interviews with...
Via NESN.com
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays narrow down managerial search to three finalists

Now there are three. Kevin Cash, Raul Ibanez and Don Wakamatsu were named the three finalists for the Tampa Bay Rays' open managerial position on Friday with in-person interviews scheduled to begin the week of Dec. 1. The man chosen will become the fifth manager in Rays history, succeeding Joe Maddon, who led the club for nine seasons. Seven names were eliminated from the initial...
Via Fox Sports Florida
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez, Dave Martinez Among Rays’ Eight Managerial Candidates

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Bench coach Dave Martinez and long-time major league player Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary list of possibilities. Others include former Washington and Cleveland manager Manny Acta, Milwaukee...
Via NESN.com
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez, Ibanez among eight candidates to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Bench coach Dave Martinez and Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates on the preliminary list the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary' list of possibilities. Others under consideration are Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo,...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez is on the Rays’ preliminary manager list

The Tampa Bay Rays released an early short list of managerial candidates, and one name immediately jumps out – former Kansas City Royal (and Seattle Mariner, and Philadelphia Phillie, and New York Yankee) Raul Ibanez. #Rays prelim list manager candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays...
Via The Outside Corner
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Raul Ibanez is on the Rays’ preliminary manager list

The Tampa Bay Rays released an early short list of managerial candidates, and one name immediately jumps out – former Kansas City Royal (and Seattle Mariner, and Philadelphia Phillie, and New York Yankee) Raul Ibanez. #Rays prelim list manager candidates: Dave Martinez Charlie Montoyo Manny Acta Ron Wotus Don Wakamatsu Raul Ibanez Craig Counsell Kevin Cash — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays...
Via Bloguin Best
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Martinez, Ibanez among 8 candidates to manage Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) Bench coach Dave Martinez and Raul Ibanez are among eight candidates on the preliminary list the Tampa Bay Rays are considering for their next manager. President of baseball operations Matt Silverman released what he described Thursday as a preliminary' list of possibilities. Others under consideration are Manny Acta, Craig Counsell, Charlie Montoyo, Ron...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees Rumors: Raul Ibanez could return as a coach

The New York Yankees finished in second place in the American League East in 2014 behind the Baltimore Orioles. Their 84 wins was the lowest total since Derek Jeter was a rookie in 1995. At 20th in the Major Leagues in batting average and runs scored, the Yankees need much improvement in the offense in 2015. The hitting coach position needs to be filled and rumor has it that long...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No More Mentoring

Uh oh. Bob Green asking a loving question about Raul Ibanez’s impact in the KC clubhouse. Guess who’s going to be a Met next year … — Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) September 30, 2014 Yes, we all had fun imagining Raul Ibanez and his positivity in a Mets uniform next season. But there’s no kidding when it comes to the thoughts of old people receiving their paychecks in...
Via Metstradamus
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Ibanez off KC's ALDS roster; Pestano in for Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster for the AL Division Series. Ibanez wasn't included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals leave veteran Raul Ibanez off roster for ALDS vs. Angels

  Raul Ibanez has been left off the Kansas City Royals' 25-man roster for the American League Division Series. Ibanez wasn't included on the roster submitted Thursday before the series opener against the Los Angeles Angels. The 42-year-old began this season with the Angels, who released him in June. Former Angels reliever Scott Downs and infielder Jayson Nix also were left off the...
Via AP on Fox
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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 like a winner. That, Ibanez said...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
August 26, 2014  |  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
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Guthrie Shines, Ibanez Hits Dinger in Huge 1-0 Win over A’s

Inning after inning, despite missing scoring opportunities constantly, the Royals tiptoed their way past the sleeping giant. On Friday night, that giant never woke up. Kansas City, in a game that was perceived as an on-paper pitching mismatch, snuck past the Oakland A’s 1-0 to open a three-game series on Friday night. Jeremy Guthrie (7-9) picked a great time for his best outing...
Via Royals Blue
August 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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