Burrell has agreed in principle to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Rays, sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney on Monday. The deal is pending a physical.
Jimmy Rollins and Pat Burrell have been on the Phillies' roster longer than any current player, and after enduring so many disappointments, the two finally felt what it was like to win a playoff series, writes Jayson Stark.
Pat Burrell enters 2004 with one thought: Put his abysmal play from '03 totally out of his mind.
Some choices are easy: Eric Gagne for NL Cy Young. But other picks will surprise, especially AL MVP.
Pat Burrell was supposed to make Philadelphia forget about Mike Schmidt. Then things got hairy.
In a draft that's a crapshoot to begin with, this one is practically a spin of the roulette wheel.