Abreu Is An Angel

By / February 11, 2009 / Hot Stove

Jon Heyman of SI.com has reported the Anaheim Angels, (I hate the name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim), have signed OF Bobby Areu to a one year, $5 million deal, which includes incentives.

It was rumored the Mets were interested in adding his bat to their lineup. Clearly it is not happening.

Thank God too. I, for one, am not willing to sign a guy who’s going to be like, “Oh dear me. A wall! I’m not trying to catch it. I’ll watch it bounce and then grab it”.

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Ed Leyro

Assuming Abreu would have played right field for the Mets had they signed him, can you imagine him playing there with the odd angles in Citi Field? I’m glad they’re giving Tatis, Murphy and Church the opportunity to play around Beltran instead of signing Abreu.

Abreu is yet another example of a player who got far less than what he asked for. Wasn’t he asking for somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million for three years? The Dodgers should’ve just said bye to Manny and his ridiculous contract demands and signed Abreu instead.

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Tanya Mercado

With the way this economy is, I’m not surprised he got less than what he wanted. I was looking at his stats and I can say I am a little surprised a lot of teams were not going after him. But at least he now knows where he’s going. I just wanted him to stay out of the NL.

He would’ve sucked in right field at Citi Field. He would’ve been nothing more than a bat for the Mets.

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Ed Leyro

Assuming Abreu would have played right field for the Mets had they signed him, can you imagine him playing there with the odd angles in Citi Field? I’m glad they’re giving Tatis, Murphy and Church the opportunity to play around Beltran instead of signing Abreu.

Abreu is yet another example of a player who got far less than what he asked for. Wasn’t he asking for somewhere in the neighborhood of $50 million for three years? The Dodgers should’ve just said bye to Manny and his ridiculous contract demands and signed Abreu instead.

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Nilvio

I am sadden by this move. Abreu can hit, and the mets need a bat. He has a good arm, second in the AL last year in assist, he plays a decent outfield. His only problem is he is afraid of the wall. But lets be honest, how many opportunities does a guy has to go catch a ball at the wall? Maybe 30 in a year. This guy would have been the perfect two or three hitter. He has hit close to .300 every year, he hits a lot of doubles, he is clutch (something the mets need), and he scores 100 runs and drives in 100 almost every year. I saw a stat, 3 players have driven in 100 and scored a 100 runs every season the last 3 years. Manny, Arod, and Abreu. Could you have imagined Reyes, Abreu, Wright, Beltran, Delgado? Now that is a good front five. He would have came at a discount and only sign a one year deal. But, at least he is in the AL. And I still think the Mets can compete.

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Nilvio

I am sadden by this move. Abreu can hit, and the mets need a bat. He has a good arm, second in the AL last year in assist, he plays a decent outfield. His only problem is he is afraid of the wall. But lets be honest, how many opportunities does a guy has to go catch a ball at the wall? Maybe 30 in a year. This guy would have been the perfect two or three hitter. He has hit close to .300 every year, he hits a lot of doubles, he is clutch (something the mets need), and he scores 100 runs and drives in 100 almost every year. I saw a stat, 3 players have driven in 100 and scored a 100 runs every season the last 3 years. Manny, Arod, and Abreu. Could you have imagined Reyes, Abreu, Wright, Beltran, Delgado? Now that is a good front five. He would have came at a discount and only sign a one year deal. But, at least he is in the AL. And I still think the Mets can compete.

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