Ibañez and Bonilla

Ibanez

Like Satan, Raúl Ibañez is now an ex-Angel. If his career is over (i.e. if Ruben Amaro doesn’t sign him), Ibañez will end his career at .273/.336/.467 with 303 homers–only 27 of which were hit before his age 30 season. According to Baseball Reference, his most similar players were Bobby Bonilla, Fred Lynn, Del Ennis, and Paul O’Neill. On a related note: the Mets will pay Bobby Bonilla $1,193,248.20 in 10 days.
Bonilla as a Met (5 years): .270/.356/.495, 95 HR, 128 OPS+
Ibañez as a Phillie (3 years): .264/.329/.469, 70 HR, 111 OPS+

Other baseball-related notes:

It’s pronounced “ROOG-ned o-DOOR.” And his uncle’s name is Rouglas Odor.

Troy Tulowitzki leads the majors in batting average, OBP, and slugging percentage at .362/.452/.654 (a 1.106 OPS) as well as OPS+ (185) and bWAR (5.0). (He’s technically tied with Lonnie Chisenhall in average.)
Tulowitzki home: .483/.558/.862 (1.420 OPS)
Tulowitzki road: .252/.355/.465 (.820 OPS)
Jimmy Rollins 2014 road numbers: .265/.344/.462 (.806 OPS)

The Phillies: still the oldest offense (31.2) and the second oldest pitching staff (30.8, just ahead of the Giants at 31.6) in the NL. (Frighteningly, the Braves are the youngest offense in the NL, just ahead of the less surprising Cubs, Pirates, and Marlins.) In fact, the only older offense in the majors is, even less surprisingly, the Yankees (32.8). The Red Sox also have an older pitching staff (31.2) than the Phils–and, at the moment, as many wins (the Phils: 34-39, the Red Sox: 34-41). Obviously, the Phils need Ibañez.

Photo courtesy of http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ra%C3%BAl_Iba%C3%B1ez_on_June_1,_2011.jpg

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