PAT THE BAT, PLEASE COME BACK!

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Today Pat Burrell filed for free agency.  While the Phillies’ newly-appointed GM Ruben Amaro says they’d like to bring him back in 2009, it’s entirely possible that Burrell could be too expensive for the team to bring back.  While many of us Phillies fans have a love-hate relationship with Pat the Bat, since he is an awfully streaky hitter (and a pretty sloooooow runner), the man did hit 33 homers this year (ninth in the league) and drove in 86 runs, plus was third in the league for walks, and helped the Phillies at a few key moments in the postseason.  Slow and streaky as he may be, I’d like to see Pat the Bat back in Philly next season.  He’s got good numbers, he’s been with the organization his entire baseball career, and he’s nice to look at (unless I’m watching him run the bases…in that case, it’s more likely that I’m cringing as opposed to drooling).

Then again, if Pat doesn’t come back to the Phillies for the 2009 season, it might mean we could see more playing time for Greg Dobbs and Geoff Jenkins.  In terms of talent and looks, I prefer Dobbs over Jenkins, but I wouldn’t kick either one of ’em out of bed for eating crackers, and I’d like to see them get more playing time.  Jenkins has seemed to be on a decline for a while, but offensively, Dobbs is quite good (ended the season with a batting average that was over .300).  I suppose we’ll have to wait and see what happens…

2 comments

  1. reedsmom

    Not being quite as up on the Phillies info/history as you are – I need to ask. Why is he flipping the bird in that picture?

    • The BILF Reporter

      I actually put up that picture because I found it amusing. šŸ™‚ I’m not entirely certain why he was doing that, but my mom seems to recall that that happened at a Phillies/Red Sox game. And haven’t we all had a moment or two when we wouldn’t mind flipping off the Sox sometimes? LOL šŸ™‚

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