Wow - he was "outstanding" with Philly last year and he's "still a very good rightfielder" (laughing my butt off over that last quote). - Jimbo, Jimbo, Jimbo - before you walk into your next game, you may want to invest in one of those magazine thingy's in which they call a Gameday Program.
This is a solid signing for the Rays, definitly proof that they ARE trying to win in 2009 but Burrell is surely NOT the right handed power bat we need. Before you ladies fly off the handle in asking why; How about you take into account his 158 K's per 162 games and his below .200 career BA against the American League.
The Rays are hoping and praying this works out, as well as us fans but in reality, this guy will probably struggle to hit .220 for much of the 2009 season.
Look at this dummy.