Bobby Abreu Drawing Interest

Free agent outfielder/DH Bobby Abreu is drawing interest from some National League teams, Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports reports (Twitter links). The Angels released the left-handed hitter over the weekend, making him a free agent.

Abreu started the 2012 season slowly for the Angels, who didn't have room for him on a roster full of outfielders and DH options. However, the 38-year-old posted a .353 on-base percentage with 21 stolen bases and 78 walks last year. Abreu, a client of Peter E. Greenberg & Associates, is available for a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum at this point. The Angels are responsible for the remainder of his $9MM salary. The Tigers aren't actively pursuing Abreu, Morosi writes.


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22 Comments on "Bobby Abreu Drawing Interest"


3 years 3 months ago

Pro rated and at the minimum is certainly a good deal for a team looking to take a risk. However, National League team? There is a chance he can do something offensively, but he’s a liability in the outfield.

Carl Langley
3 years 3 months ago

At this point I do not understand why the Orioles just don’t go out and get a veteran DH. I mean Mark Reynolds and Nick Johnson are hitting a combined .107. I think Bobby Abreu, Vlad Guerrero, or Derrek Lee would do much better, don’t you think? Just give them $2 or $3 million for the rest of the year.

3 years 3 months ago

No Vlad. Been there suffered through that.

Carl Langley
3 years 3 months ago

I would rather suffer through another season of Vlad and his .290 15 50 season than Nick Johnson/Mark Reynolds.

3 years 3 months ago

Record is better with what they have this year. I’d prefer not to mess with what is working. 

3 years 3 months ago

Lee wants much, much more than league minimum. If he were to lower his demands significantly, teams would be more interested.

3 years 3 months ago

dbacks? they looked at Vlad already

johnsilver
3 years 3 months ago

 Management suddenly realized Abreu never was much of a defender and even when he was had allergic reactions to walls, maintaining a “safe” 20′ distance between them and himself.

Flash Gordon
3 years 3 months ago

That’s just not true, he was a good outfielder in his twenties, bad now but good ten years ago.

3 years 3 months ago

The Tigers should be picking up this guy and dumping Delmon. It is a move that actually makes (some) sense!

jwsox
3 years 3 months ago

It makes a ton of sense, which is exactly why the tigers won’t do it.

Casey
3 years 3 months ago

TIGERS plz plz get this guy.

Tom Kelly
3 years 3 months ago

The Phillies could use him at 1st base.

Dustin Resch
3 years 3 months ago

Brewers need a 1B now that Gamel is out for the year.

3 years 3 months ago

Reds should get him, get rid of Willie Harris please. All we need is a LH bench bat, still can hit and help a team offensively. I am sure his defense isn’t great, but he is DEF an upgrade over Harris, plus the Angels pay his 9M salary. Come on Walt, pick up him for cheap. He can play LF and RF if needed

forkball27
3 years 3 months ago

Tigers aren’t actively pursuing him…… they didn’t actively pursue Prince either….

Hoosierdaddy92
3 years 3 months ago

Dodgers might want to pick this guy up to play 1b and occasionally LF. He would be a good #2 hitter to put after Gordon and before Kemp and Ethier

DiscoDirk
3 years 3 months ago

I do not see this happening.

johnrhee
3 years 3 months ago

Mariners also better be in Bobby Abreu or Vlad Guerrero sweepstakes as the M’s can use some help on offense.

SoCalAngelsFan75
3 years 3 months ago

Then why would they want Abreu if they’re looking for offense? You can cross out defense as well. 

FillyPhan
3 years 3 months ago

Pro-rated League min vs someone who wants to get paid as he has been (couple million.) Kinda no brainer

3 years 3 months ago

 uhh. no he cant.