• Abreu: Play Me or Trade Me

    by FootBasket on Wednesday, February 22, 2012

    in Featured, MLB, Preview/Prediction, Rumors, Trash Talk

    At age 37, Bobby Abreu isn’t exactly washed up as a Major League Baseball player. If he’s hid in a good lineup he could still produce. Not at a high level, but he can still produce. Put him with the Detroit Tigers at DH or in leftfield and I think he could go for 15-20 homers and a .275 average. I just don’t think he’s an everyday player at this point in his career.

    Don’t tell that to Abreu. He still wants to be an everyday player and if the Los Angeles Angels don’t give him that chance he wants to be traded.

    “I’m an every-day player. I can still be in the lineup for a Major League team,” said Abreu from his native Venezuela. “I will not be on the bench knowing that I can play.

    “If the Angels don’t have a position for me, then the best thing is to trade me. It would be the correct (thing) to do. I won’t be able to do nothing sitting in the bench.”

    “I want to play, and I believe I can help this team. But if there is no spot for me, then I would prefer to play somewhere different,” said the left-handed hitter and two time All-Star.

    At this point Abreu is no more than a platoon player. He can still be an effective player, just not an everyday player. I’m not saying he is ready for spot duty, but if he wants to play everyday it might be as a DH.

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