According to Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, right fielder Bobby Abreu hopes to play for the Yankees a few more years. A quote from Abreu:
"I’m a free agent at the end of the year, so you understand how that is. Here is where I want to be, but we still have this season to play. There’s still a long time before we talk about that."
Abreu, 34, is hitting .291/.364/.476 in 483 plate appearances this year. He did about the same in ’07. Last November the Yankees exercised Abreu’s $16MM option for ’08. It’s probably not going to make sense to pay Abreu much more than $12MM in ’09.