Thursday, November 5, 2009
Scratch that idea
I guess all the media talking heads were right - Bobby Abreu has resigned with the Angels for two years at $18 million. It also includes a $9 million option for 2012 with a $1 million buyout bringing the minimum value of the contract to $19 million. This is about what I had figured Abreu would sign for. Given that the Angels wanted him back and Abreu left money on the table last offseason by playing hardball with the Rays it isn't surprising that they worked something out quickly. Of course, this means he isn't a short term solution for the Red Sox in left field. It will be interesting to see how the front office handles the Bay/Holliday decision or if they even view it as an either/or choice in the first place.