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Orioles have kept tabs on Abreu all off-season. They like him.


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Unless they eat a lot of the money or you get him in a larger trade, why trade for Abreu and not just re-sign Scott to lesser contract?
You aren't trading for Abreu, you are trading for Callaspo and Morales and taking hoim inm the bargain. "We're trying to add depth, and in a perfect world, we’d like to find another guy to join Jordan Walden, Scott Downs and LaTroy Hawkins to help with those last nine outs,” he said. “But closer has never been the real priority." Dipoto http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/
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Bobby Abreu is one of those guys where you're just like "Wait, he's still playing? I haven't heard anyone mention him since 2009."

I knew he was still playing, but just assumed he was kind of done. Here's a bizarro thing, he's a 37-year-old broken down DH whose value is almost entirely comprised of his 78 walks, and the metrics have him as just an amazingly bad outfielder when he puts on a glove. But he was 21-for-26 stealing bases! How does that happen?

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I knew he was still playing, but just assumed he was kind of done. Here's a bizarro thing, he's a 37-year-old broken down DH whose value is almost entirely comprised of his 78 walks, and the metrics have him as just an amazingly bad outfielder when he puts on a glove. But he was 21-for-26 stealing bases! How does that happen?

The element of surprise maybe? No one can believe he can actually still run at 37. :rofl:

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I knew he was still playing, but just assumed he was kind of done. Here's a bizarro thing, he's a 37-year-old broken down DH whose value is almost entirely comprised of his 78 walks, and the metrics have him as just an amazingly bad outfielder when he puts on a glove. But he was 21-for-26 stealing bases! How does that happen?

Well, he was thrown out this time:

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Here's my one and ONLY scenario where Abreu would be even plausible.

We trade Jones for a package that includes players that would not be able to play in the OF.

We move Nick Markakis to CF and if and ONLY if Abreu can play LF or RF, we make a trade that is basically a salary dump (like Gregg for Bobby and a prospect or something). This gets us through this waste of a season with someone with at least an OK OBP in the outfield.

Otherwise like SG said, just sign Scott back.

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Here's my one and ONLY scenario where Abreu would be even plausible.

We trade Jones for a package that includes players that would not be able to play in the OF.

We move Nick Markakis to CF and if and ONLY if Abreu can play LF or RF, we make a trade that is basically a salary dump (like Gregg for Bobby and a prospect or something). This gets us through this waste of a season with someone with at least an OK OBP in the outfield.

Otherwise like SG said, just sign Scott back.

Unless Tris Speaker comes back from the dead to fill the third outfield spot, any team with Markakis in center and Abreu in a corner would have a team ERA of like 8000. That would give the old '88 outfield of two LFers and a DH (Lynn, Gerhart, Sheets) a run for its money.

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Well I did say IF Abreu can play the OF anymore. I am not familiar with him anymore. I wasn't aware Nick would be that bad in CF

If you assume Nick is about average in right, he's going to be maybe -10 in center. And Abreu's metrics point to him being no better than a -10 guy in the corners. You'd have to have a absolute wizard at the third spot to have any chance at even average overall outfield defense.

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