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Ibanez won't help Phillies all that much

Updated: December 12, 2008, 1:40 PM ET
By Rob Neyer

What are they saying in Seattle about officially losing their longtime left fielder?

The Phillies gave Raul Ibanez a 3 year, $30 million deal to replace Pat Burrell today. It was pretty much a lock that the team that signed Ibanez was going to be an old-school type, but honestly, I'm a bit surprised that Philly was dumb enough to make this move. With guys like Jayson Werth, Shane Victorino, Geoff Jenkins, and Pedro Feliz, it was clear that they knew a good defensive player when they ...

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