Wednesday, February 22, 2012

2012 Chachi Transactions #12 Raul Ibanez

According to the rumors, if the Yankees had preferred to have Bobby Abreu as their designated hitter in 2012 instead of Raul Ibanez, A.J. Burnett would be in Clearwater right now in red pinstripes and Joe Blanton would be getting to know his new teammate, Albert Pujols.  As further proof that General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. is constantly working the angles, the proposed deal would have shipped Blanton to the Angels for Abreu and then Abreu would have been spun-off to the Yankees for Burnett.  The rationale for the deal is that Burnett would have been cheaper over two years ($13 million) than Blanton over one ($10.5 million).

Instead, Ibanez officially signed with the Yankees yesterday and everyone here in The Phillies Room wishes him nothing but the best.

Moving On
Dane Sardinha (10-11) 10/10/11 - Filed for free agency (Signed a minor league contract with the Baltimore Orioles)
Brandon Moss (11) 10/17/11 - Outrighted to Lehigh Valley and filed for free agency (Signed a minor league contract with the Oakland A's)
Brad Lidge (08-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined (Signed with the Washington Nationals)
Roy Oswalt (10-11) 10/24/11 - Team option declined
Ross Gload (10-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency
Raul Ibanez (09-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency (Signed with the New York Yankees)
Ryan Madson (03-11) 10/30/11 - Filed for free agency (Signed with the Cincinnati Reds)
Juan Perez (11) 11/2/11 - Became a minor league free agent (Signed a minor league contract with the Milwaukee Brewers)
Scott Mathieson (06, 10-11) 11/29/11 - Released (Signed with the Yomiuri Giants)
Ben Francisco (09-11) 12/12/11 - Traded to the Toronto Blue Jays for pitcher Frank Gailey
John Bowker (11) 1/10/12 - Released
Wilson Valdez (10-11) 1/25/12 - Traded to the Cincinnati Reds for pitcher Jeremy Horst.

Coming Back
Pete Orr (11) 11/3/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent with an invitation to Spring Training
Brian Schneider (10- ) 11/17/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies to a one-year contract
Jimmy Rollins (00- ) 12/19/11 - Re-signed by the Phillies to a three-year contract with a vesting fourth year

New Additions
Jim Thome (03-05) 11/5/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Cleveland Indians
Jonathan Papelbon 11/14/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Boston Red Sox
Ty Wigginton 11/20/11 - Acquired with cash from the Colorado Rockies for a player to be named later or cash
Laynce Nix 12/8/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Washington Nationals
Dontrelle Willis 12/15/11 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the Cincinnati Reds
Chad Qualls 1/31/12 - Signed as a free agent formerly with the San Diego Padres


Section 36 said...

Is it OK if I don't wish Ibanez the best?

Jim said...

Yes, that's acceptable. It's always tough seeing guys you really like going to a team you really don't like. At least he didn't sign with the Mets.

Section 36 said...

I'll wish Papelbon the best...except in october.

Jim said...

That will actually be kind of awkward when he closes out the clincher against the Sox.