Pat Burrell to the Rays – The Pundit wonders just how wise the Phillies have been

So, Pat Burrell has finally landed. On the Tampa Bay Rays. Guess Pat’s like one of those cougar widows who only dates money (Editor’s note: Comparable analogy to a middle-aged free agent who signs with the other team in the World Series? You be the judge). Though maybe this wasn’t completely about money, seeing as Burrell only ended up getting a two-year, 16 million dollar deal, both down in years and dinero from his original request. Oh, and he’ll likely DH.

Hmmm.

Meeeeee-owwwww

Meeeeee-owwwww

I wonder…if the Phillies had suspected they could have gotten Burrell back at that contract, would they have given Raul Ibanez three years and 31.5 million?

Um, no. And if they did, than that’s just stupid.

Did Ruben Amaro, Jr. get played? Will he regret resigning Jamie Moyer if Derek Lowe ends up getting a discounted contract elsewhere? And after Pat takes less money for less years than he wanted, where does this little snippet come from?

Burrell will donate a portion of his contract to the Rays Baseball Foundation, the official charity of the Rays, the team said in a statement. (espn.com)

So wait: Burrell is taking less money, for less years, will likely be DH’ing, and is donating money to charity? All of Tampa Bay must think this guy is a saint. I’m not trying to say that Burrell isn’t a charitable guy – but seriously, who in Tampa did Pat Burrell get caught sleeping with?

I know Joe Madden uses some strange tactics from time to time...but you don't think? No, couldn't be.

I know Joe Madden uses some strange tactics from time to time...but you don't think? No, couldn't be.

All jokes aside: we’ll miss you, Pat. You weren’t the most athletic guy, and you didn’t always live up to the hype, but you cared, and you tried, and you were a good player in this town. And more importantly, you understood this town; hell, even liked it. You were one of us, Pat – best of luck.

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3 responses to “Pat Burrell to the Rays – The Pundit wonders just how wise the Phillies have been

  1. I’ll miss Pat, but most of all, I’ll miss the blank stare he gives when strike three got called and he moved his ass backwards from the plate.

  2. bill

    congrads Pat…..good luck in Tampa. Over the years that you were here we booed you we cheered you…..more booing than cheering and you said nothing. You went out everyday and tryed to perform your job to the best of your ability and we thank you for that.You took our abuse and never replied negatively to us, Like others in our city sports, you understood our love of the game and understood out frustrations…..Thanks Pat you are the ultimate sportsman

  3. Happy for Pat

    He’ll DH and be happy. It’s best for him. Besides, he has a nice condo in Sand Key he’ll be hanging out in full time now, not a bad place. Yes, will miss the blank stare and the two foot but shift after a strike right down the middle.

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