Posts tagged with: Bobby Abreu

Bobby Abreu Close To Joining The Angels

According to the good folks at MLB Trade Rumors Bobby Abreu has reached a preliminary agreement with the Anaheim Angels.  The deal is reportedly for one-year and worth $5MM with some incentives.  Abreu made $16MM last season while playing with the New York Yankees.

Abreu will turn 35 next month.  Despite showing some decline in his power numbers he has had six straight seasons of at least 100 RBI and at least 22 stolen bases.  This past season Abreu joined Rickey Henderson and Barry Bonds as the only players to hit at least 200 homers and steal 300 bases and manage to get on base at a clip of .400.

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Cubs, Mariners Complete Trade, Other MLB Notes

One trade to report as the Chicago Cubs have acquired middle reliever Aaron Heilman from the Seattle Mariners for pitcher Garrett Olson and the once highly-touted shortstop prospect Ronny Cedeno.  Both Heilman and Olson were involved in trades earlier in the off-season.  Heilman was sent to Seattle in the J.J. Putz deal, while Olson went the other way when Baltimore acquired Felix Pie from the Cubs.

  • Bobby Abreu is going to consider accepting a one-year deal after his initial demands were considered too high according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.
  • Word from Ken Rosenthal is that the Pittsburgh Pirates are closing in on a deal with former Rookie of the Year Eric Hinske.  The deal is reportedly for one-year, and includes some incentives.
  • MLB Trade Rumors via the Arizona Republic report on a one-year deal in Arizona for Jon Garland.  The deal is believed to be in the $6-8 million range.
  • Will Clark has joined the San Francisco Giants front office as a special assistant.