Found May 02, 2012 on
Feelin' Kinda Blue:
Bobby Abreu about to be a Dodger?
The Dodgers are seriously considering signing a two-time All-Star, a Gold Glove winner and a guy with a career .877 OPS.
What's so bad about that?
It's Bobby Abreu.
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports tweeted the Dodgers are in "serious talks" to sign Abreu after he was released by the Anaheim Angels last week.
Abreu, 38, is 5-for-24 this season with three doubles. He was unhappy about his playing time being cut, which begs the question: Why do the Dodgers want to sign him?
Granted, he'd be a much better option off the bench than say, Adam Kennedy, but so would my grandmother. If Abreu couldn't even get playing time in the American League, what makes him think he'll get playing time in the National League?
He's no longer an even halfway decent defender, so he'd be a Manny Ramirez-esque liability in left field. And he's played exactly zero games at first base in his career.
Abreu had a miser...
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The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu one week after the Angels cut the slumping outfielder.
Abreu hit .208 in 24 at-bats before the last-place Angels let him go last Friday. He didn't have to go very far to find another job, opting for a reserve role with the NL West-leading Dodgers.
The 38-year-old Abreu is in the last season of a $27 million, three-year contract...
Okay, well maybe the Dodgers don't need rescuing per-say. After all the Dodgers are currently the best team in the National League. But even if they did need some rescuing it's not lot like Bobby Abreu is the one-man wrecking crew he once was. But, ah, what's this? He still has a ton of value to add to a playoff caliber team? Yes. True it is indeed. Bobby Abreu...
It's official. Bobby Abreu is the newest member of Los Angeles Dodgers. I know the signing of Abreu has brought on some mixed reviews, but I can't find one reason not to like this deal. Abreu officially marks the first signing under the Guggenheim Baseball era, and it's one of the smartest moves I've seen in a long time.
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So it looks like I was on to something Monday after all. It was just a couple days ago I took a shot in the dark and said that Bobby Abreu should come to the Dodgers rescue, well their bench anyway. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Dodgers are nearing a deal with former all-star Bobby Abreu. Apparently there are some details that still need to be worked out, but talks are ...
In an effort to boost the team's offense, the Los Angeles Dodgers have signed veteran outfielder Bobby Abreu to a one-year contract.
At this stage of his career, Abreu, 38, is best utilized as a Designated Hitter. However, because the DH is not an option in the National League, General Manager Ned Colletti envisions a different role for the Dodgers' latest acquisition...
According to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com, sources have confirmed that Bobby Abreu has signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The reported deal is a one-year contract. The Los Angeles Angels, who released Abreu last week, will have to pay the remaining $9 million on Abreu’s contract this year, less the league minimum. Therefore, the Dodgers have picked up a low-cost player.
According to Jon Morosi of FOXSports.com, sources say the Los Angeles Dodgers and Bobby Abreu are close to a deal. Morosi reports by tweet: Source: #Dodgers, Bobby Abreu nearing deal. @JonHeymanCBS reported serious talks earlier today. — Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) May 3, 2012 Bobby Abreu was released by the struggling Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim last Friday. Abreu was batting .208 in 24
The Dodgers signed free agent outfielder Bobby Abreu, who was released last week by the Angels. The 38-year-old knows manager Don Mattingly from their days together with the Yankees, where Mattingly served as the bench coach. Abreu is due $9 million, but the Dodgers owe only the prorated veteran league minimum portion of that salary. The remainder is assumed by the Angels, who...
The Los Angeles Dodgers have reached to a deal with outfielder Bobby Abreu CBSSports' Jon Heyman reports. He adds that Abreu will be a pinch hitter and a part-time outfielder with the Dodgers.
Two days ago, we reported that both parts were in “serious talks,” bu details needed to be worked out. Abreu, who is making $9 million this year (which will be paid by the Angels minus...
The Dodgers and outfielder Bobby Abreu have reached agreement on a one-year contract, major-league sources confirmed to FOXSports.com.
The Angels released Abreu last week, after he batted .208 with no home runs and five RBIs in eight games. The Angels must pay all of his $9 million salary this year, less the major-league minimum, so Abreu is a low-cost option for the Dodgers.
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu, formerly of the Angels. In a corresponding move, the team has demoted utility infielder Justin Sellers and will probably use Jerry Hairston Jr. at shortstop. The Angels will be paying Abreu’s 2012 salary, and speculation is that the Dodgers will likely be
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According to Jon Heyman of CBSSports, the Los Angeles Dodgers are in serious talks with recently released Bobby Abreu. He adds that the deal is not done, “as details need to be worked out.”
Abreu, who is making $9 million this year, was released by the Angels last week to make room for top prospect Mike Trout. The 38-year old OF/DH was hitting .208/.259/.333 with 5 RBI's...
The Dodgers and outfielder Bobby Abreu are nearing a one-year deal, a major-league source told FOXSports.com.
The sides were still working out the details of Abreu's contract as of Wednesday night, and the source stressed that the deal is not yet done.
The Dodgers' activity with Abreu intensified on the same day that an ownership group including NBA legend Magic Johnson...