Sunday, October 5, 2008

Adios Abreu

If this is true, we've likely seen the last of Bobby in pinstripes (emphasis mine).

According to Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, right fielder Bobby Abreu wants at least a three-year contract as he heads toward free agency for the first time in his career.

Abreu prefers to remain with the Yankees, but he does not want a one-year deal. He certainly wouldn't have to settle for that on the open market. The general consensus is that the Yanks will offer Abreu arbitration and be content with compensatory draft picks if and when he turns it down.
I not only agree with the consensus thoughts on offering Abreu arbitration, I know would be a terrible decision to offer him a 3 year contract. It would fly in the face with everything the Yanks NEED to do: get younger/more athletic. If it were for one year, particularly if Melky/Gardner was traded, then I'm on board with that. Anything longer and I'm gonna be disappointed.


Rory said...

They are going to offer him Arbitration and leave it at that. As Olney says, Abreu is the easiest Free Agent for any team to decide what to do with. If he declines arbitration they get draft compensation, if he accepts they get him on a fairly reasonable one year deal.

Jason @ IIATMS said...

Rory, I completely agree.