The right fit: Abreu returns -

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Whenever he was asked about it this season, Bobby Abreu said he hoped to return to the Yankees in 2008.
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Bob

Burtonsville, MD

#1 Nov 3, 2007
I think it's a shame really, and would like to see the Yankees trade him. He's below average in fielding for one thing, but more importantly he doesn't seem to have the winning attitude necessary to help bring the Yankees back to the World Series. In this regard, I don't think he's a good role model for the younger players. In contrast, although Johnny Damon is not as good defensively as he used to be, he plays and talks like he wants to win.
Brian

Elverta, CA

#2 Nov 3, 2007
Bob wrote:
I think it's a shame really, and would like to see the Yankees trade him. He's below average in fielding for one thing, but more importantly he doesn't seem to have the winning attitude necessary to help bring the Yankees back to the World Series. In this regard, I don't think he's a good role model for the younger players. In contrast, although Johnny Damon is not as good defensively as he used to be, he plays and talks like he wants to win.
I agree completely, Bob. Abreu is overpaid for what he brings to the table. He wouldn't have had that .309 over the latter part of the season if he played for any other team. Hitting between Jeter and A-Rod gave him great pitches to hit.

Guaranteed the guy hits .265 with 12 homers and 80 RBI next year - nowhere near worth $16 million. I'd rather give that lineup spot to a younger player or a younger free agent with more pop (which with the departure of A-Rod, we need).
joot

New York, NY

#3 Nov 3, 2007
Someone give Abreu a helmet and an armor when he is on left field.
Pete

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Nov 4, 2007
You guys set the bar pretty high. He wasn`t brought here to carry the team.This man is one of the few ballplayers on the Yankees who runs full speed on ground balls and occasionally he turns one into a hit. If that`s not a winning attitude than I don`t know what is. Incidentally he gets good pitches to hit because he refuses to swing at bad pitches.He did the same thing in Philly,it does not matter where he is in the batting order.
n smith

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#5 Nov 4, 2007
Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah!! Joe Torre is gone, Posada and Mariano will probably go (thank God for Joba) and we have the "the next generation" of the Steinbrenner family to worry about! Two young George's all over again....oh no!

Abreu might be the "right fit' for now but I hope he doesn't piss anyone off or he's gone! At least we had Joe Torre to stand up for the players. Hopefully the next Joe will follow Torre's example but we'll see.

It's the 70's all over again!!!

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