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The Dodgers and Bobby Abreu have reached a deal

May 4, 2012, 9:40 AM EST

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Jon Heyman reports that the Dodgers have signed Bobby Abreu.

Since he’s still being paid $9 million this year by Anaheim, I’ll assume this is a minimum dollars deal. If Abreu can flash some of his historically good on base ability, he could be a useful bench bat.  If, however, his current line of .208/.259/.333 is the new normal, well, no.

But really, it’s a no-risk move for the Dodgers.

  1. mybrunoblog - May 4, 2012 at 10:15 AM

    Change of scenery, new team, new league with arguably weaker pitching, teammates that actually score runs……I think Abreu will do well for the Dodgers. Real good low risk pick up for Donnie baseball and his guys.

  2. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM

    Juan Rivera to 1B? Is this the end of the Loney era?

    • AlohaMrHand - May 4, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      Not unless both Rivera and Abreau come in and start hitting like crazy.Rigjt now Abreau is coming off the bench.Although I like a Kemp Abreau Eithier 3,4,5 lineup.

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - May 4, 2012 at 1:44 PM

        Maybe bat Ellis and Abreu #1 and #2. Good OBP guys, and it doesn’t take blazing speed to trot around the bases with Kemp.

        As it is now, that man his an awful lot of solo HRs.

  3. rockthered1286 - May 4, 2012 at 11:42 AM

    Was really hoping the O’s were going to make a push for him initially, but now that Nick Johnson is 3 for 33, we’re on fire!!

    Prediction: Bill Hall to replace Mark Reynolds @ 3B by Memorial Day.

  4. detroitfanatic - May 4, 2012 at 1:15 PM

    Low Risk, Low Reward.

    That’s not how smart teams do it. A bat off the bench that can’t play the field makes little sense for an NL club.

  5. Utley's Hair - May 4, 2012 at 1:18 PM

    Hopefully the contract doesn’t require him to well, hit…or field—especially anywhere near walls or something.

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