Monday, January 5, 2009
BREAKING AL NEWS: RAYS SIGN LEGENDARY MET-KILLER BURRELL
Mets fans, the chance of your team's winning the National League East crown just dramatically improved, as one of the All-Time Mets killers has left the League. Free-agent outfielder Pat Burrell, who has historically worn out Mets pitching with 42 homers, 105 RBI, despite a .246 batting average in 151 games, has defected from the World Series Champion Philadelphia Phillies to sign a two-year deal with their Series opponents, the Tampa Bay Rays, according to Fox Sports. Burrell's 42 lifetime homers against the Mets is 16 more than his highest career total against any other club. Burrell is 31 and figures to see time in both the outfield and at designated hitter.
Posted by Gil Griffin at 5:34 PM