The fall of Pat Burrell

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When Raul Ibanez got off to such a poor start on the heals of a bad second half last season chatter began about whether or not the decision to sign him to a three year deal was a mistake. There is still fear that Ibanez’s contract could be one of the factors that keeps the team from re-signing Jayson Werth at season’s end. Time wll tell if that holds true.

There is one thing we know for sure, however.

The decision to sign Ibanez was a lot smarter than bringing back Pat The Bat.

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays shipped the slumping Burrell down to the minor league’s today, a move that could in no way have been envisioned when they signed him last offseason.

This season he is hitting a measly .202 with two home runs and 13 RBIs. You can read the ESPN.com report here.

What a downfall for a player who got to leadoff the Phillies World Series parade.

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  1. Jersey Joe on May 17th, 2010 3:55 pm

    Here is hoping some team takes a chance on Pat. I cannot believe his skills have went down so quickly.

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