Mets sign Bobby Abreu to minor-league deal

Posted: March 31, 2014 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

The Phillies didn't believe the 40-year old Abreu could contribute in 2014

The Phillies didn’t believe the 40-year old Abreu could contribute in 2014

The Mets have signed Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal. Abreu will report to Triple-A Las Vegas. The Mets liked Abreu a lot this winter with his high OBP despite his advanced age. We wrote about the Mets interest in Abreu this off season here. Abreu didn’t make the Phillies roster and was granted his release.

This doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. Abreu really shouldn’t be playing the foutield anymore and the Mets already have three first base only players on their roster. Adding a DH only like Abreu can’t help Terry Collins’ roster flexibility.

Abreu, 40, last played in the majors in 2012 with the Dodgers and hasn’t been a big league regular since 2011 with the LA Angels.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – Every word in your article is true. But the Mets are again desperate for someone who can hit. He can go to AAA and get ready in case a corner OF goes down. He can’t run well like he used to so the only question now is his bat speed. I don’t expect to see him on the MLB roster unless the Mets desperation reaches the breaking point. Thanks, Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Yeah mike I know they’ve like Abreu a lot in the past but with the current lack of roster flexibility adding a guy who really has no position like abreu can’t really help Terry Collins. Im also skeptical that he can hit anymore despite his strong eye at the plate. -Steven

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