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Monday, December 31, 2012

BOBBY ABREU COULD SIGN WITH THE RED SOX?

It almost seems like a bad joke or something, I mean Bobby was a good Yankee and I appreciated him while he was in New York. Now it seems as though, according to WEEI, HERE, the Red Sox are "working out" Bobby Abreu in an attempt to see if he's got anything left in the old tank. The report reads as follows:

"According to a major league source, the Red Sox have worked out veteran Bobby Abreu in Venezuela. As part of the workout, the team put the 38-year-old through drills at first base. It is believed the workout is part of both parties doing their due diligence, with it unclear if Abreu would even be open to playing first base, a position he hasn't manned during a 17-season major league career."
Here's the thing, the Red Sox need someone to play first base. They have a deal that they are currently trying to finalize with catcher and first baseman Mike Napoli. That deal is still not complete because they are working out the "verbiage" of the contract because of concern with a hip... read HERE.

They were also looking at Adam LaRoche, but then there was a report that they weren't "serious" about it because they didn't want to give up a draft pick to sign him, read HERE.

Now they are looking to a guy who's never played first place. Hey, take him.  Like I said, I always like Bobby, I loved him in New York. He did his job and contributed.  No, he was never a superstar in the Bronx, but I believe we got him when he was on his downside.  That being said, we got what we got and he was a good soldier. 
Now, I guess if he feels the need to try and continue his career in a position he's never played, it could get ugly.  Ugly is good when we're deal with the Sox. In fairness, the Sox aren't looking to use the guy in all 162 games or anything.  It's most likely a backup situation, as well as DH and maybe outfield once in a while. That being said... I really can't see it. The guys 38 and doesn't exactly turn it on like Derek Jeter or anything, you know what I mean?

We'll let you know what happens next... 

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