Raul Ibanez has reached agreement with Philadelphia on a three-year, $30 million contract, pending a physical – and done it in typical Ibanez fashion.
The deal will be announced in Philadelphia, probably on Tuesday, a Phillies source said.
What he wanted was a third year, and got it, from a team that just won the World Series.
That’s no small thing.
Like J.J. Putz, Ibanez will be missed in Seattle as much for the man he is as the Mariner he was.