What About Bob? Where Will Abreu Don His Hometown Jersey?
With spring training just days away, many free agents have yet to sign with a baseball franchise. Including Bobby Abreu. So what about Bob?
With the Seattle Mariners showing more interest in Garret Anderson, it seems Abreu's chances of coming to Seattle are slim.
The White Sox are one of the top contenders for Abreu's services, followed closely by the the Atlanta Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Minnesota Twins.
My best guess is that Abreu will end up with the Braves. Although, due to his age, Abreu is becoming more of a designated hitter, the Braves and him seem like a great fit.
Abreu is a leader, a quality that would significantly help a young team in need of an "on-field coach." Adding a nice outfield bat such as Abreu wouldn't hurt either.
Coming off a great season in which he hit .296 with 20 home runs, Abreu's ticket to Atlanta should be worth every penny. He has said that he would agree to a one-year deal. I could see him signing a one year, $9 million deal with $2 million more in incentives.
Incentives could be given if he reaches plateaus such as 140 games played, 20 home runs, a .300 batting average, or 100 RBI.
Bobby Abreu has been one of the most overlooked players in the last few season. But when your in a lineup with Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Johnny Damon, Jorge Posada, and Hideki Matsui, it is understandable.
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