One last post before we close up shop for the night. Here's what's on the radar:
1) Tonight is the deadline to tender contracts to unsigned players. Any player who is not offered a contract will become a free agent. There is a chance you might see a Phillie from last year's squad end up as a free agent, but we'll have to wait and see.
2) The Phillies don't expect to officially announce the Raul Ibanez acquisition today, so look for a nice press conference/jersey presentation early next week.
3) All day today I have had potential line-ups running through my head. It'll be very interesting to see what kind of magic Charlie Manuel works with his new toy. I'll say this: I tend to think that the Ibanez signing effectively negates the Greg Dobbs-to-left field talk, since the Phillies now have three left-handed hitting corner outfielders in Ibanez, Geoff Jenkins and Matt Stairs. Against right-handed pitching, Manuel now has the opportunity to throw a line-up on the field of all but one left-handed hitter: Jimmy Rollins, Shane Victorino, Chase Utley, Ryan Howard, Raul Ibanez, Greg Dobbs, Geoff Jenkins followed by Carlos Ruiz.