Angels Notes: Abreu, Isringhausen

The Dodgers have generated most of the L.A.-related news this week, but there's plenty going on with the area's second team. Here are some updates regarding the Angels…

  • The Bobby Abreu trade appears to be dead or on hold, as the Angels have the veteran in today’s lineup, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the LA Times. Jon Heyman of hears the deal fell apart (Twitter link). The Angels had discussed a trade that would have sent Abreu to the Indians.
  • Jason Isringhausen has made the Angels’ Opening Day roster, DiGiovanna reports. Isringhausen, who signed a minor league deal with the Angels last month, had also seriously contemplated retirement. The Angels will pay Isringhausen $650K in 2012.

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10 Comments on "Angels Notes: Abreu, Isringhausen"

Melvin McMurf
3 years 4 months ago

time to release bobby

3 years 4 months ago

It IS time to release Bobby.  But I don’t think they will.  Scioscia has a track record of allowing his players a little too much rope.  Think Brandon Wood.

Still…one more outburst and he’s done.  Think Jose Guillen.

Andrew Steven
3 years 4 months ago

I find it hilarious they couldn’t get rid of him.

3 years 4 months ago

The guy is a Cancer in the clubhouse I’m glad the Indians trade fell apart I did not want him here.

3 years 4 months ago

Good luck this year Izzy!

3 years 4 months ago

Someone close to Bobby needs to give it to him straight.  If he gets released, no other team is going to pick him up. Especially after the comments he’s been making. Who would want that?  If he gets traded, no one is going to play him full time either.  He should accept his new role and help the Halos when asked to come off the bench.  It’s probably his last chance to win a ring too.

Edgar Baltazar
3 years 4 months ago

the dodgers are l.a.’s second team! get that straight!

3 years 4 months ago

Why release Abreu? You are paying the man $9m, he still gets on base as well as anyone on the team not named Pujols AND he can pinch run, etc.

There is NO reason to release the guy. Who cares if he is a malcontent? Do you really think that will be a big factor in a clubhouse with guys like Pujols, Hunter, Weaver, Wilson, etc?

3 years 4 months ago

I don’t get this. Why would the trade fall apart due to the Angels not happy with the amount of salary they would have to eat? If they release him, they will eat ALL of it?

What am i not getting here??? Is there something else on the table or being explored we don’t know about??

3 years 4 months ago

 I didn’t see anything about that issue in the article linked to the story above. It probably does have to do with the Tribe paying a relatively small portion of his salary and the Angels thinking they can maybe get back the slimmest of chancey prospects back, but I don’t see them getting back any type of prospect, not getting away with not paying anything but all but 1m tops of his salary (if even that) of his salary as long as the DH market is as flooded with people with more appeal than Abreu, who has killed his own market by openly grumbling to make it worse.

What happens now if someone does make a move for him and only plays him part time and he starts yacking about playing time? something say.. Vladdy has not been known to do. Why would someone want the grumbling Abreu for (just saying) 3-4m when they could probably get the better offensively Vlad for that?

Anaheim is probably just stuck with Abreu if they don’t release him, or pay him off and trade him and that is why Abreu is talking so much.. To get his release…