Tag:Bobby Abreu
Posted on: March 6, 2012 5:25 pm
 

Will the Angels trade Bobby Abreu?

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto says he fully expects Bobby Abreu to be with the team through the spring and into the season.

"Absolutely," Dipoto said Tuesday.

Some baseball people who talk to the Angels aren't so sure, believing that there's a real chance that the Angels will work hard to trade Abreu between now and opening day. It would take the Angels eating a good part of Abreu's $9 million salary, but the thought is that they may be willing to do it.

The Angels certainly have been open to dealing Abreu, who turns 38 next week. They spoke to the Yankees about an Abreu for A.J. Burnett deal before Burnett was traded to the Pirates, but Burnett had the right to veto a trade and wasn't interested in going to the West Coast.

For now, the Angels' position is that they have room for Abreu, and that he can help them. Manager Mike Scioscia told reporters last week that he had assured Abreu he will play more than once or twice a week.

"He's going to get at-bats," Dipoto said.

Abreu, who has been sick and has been held out of the lineup the last couple of days, isn't saying that he wants out.

"I'm here right now," he said. "I'm here with my boys."

Those teammates would like to see him stay.

"Why would I want that?" Torii Hunter said, when it was suggested that Abreu could be traded. "Bobby's good, man. He's helpful to the other hitters, too. I know he wants to play, but he's valuable to our club, playing or not."


Category: MLB
Posted on: October 11, 2009 5:51 pm
 

One more time, Hunter hopes for the Twins

BOSTON -- A month ago, Torii Hunter stood in the clubhouse at Fenway Park and said he dreamed of a Angels-Twins American League Championship Series.

Sunday, with champagne dripping into his eyes after the Angels held up their half of the bargain, Hunter once again dreamed out loud.

"I'm rooting for the Twins," he said, after his Angels had dispatched the Red Sox with a 7-6 sweep-ending win. "I hope the Twins can turn it around."

The last time he said that , the Twins trailed the Tigers by 5 1/2 games in the AL Central, with just 17 games to play. This time, the Twins might be even more desperate, down two games to none in a best-of-5 series with the Yankees, heading into Sunday night's Game 3.

Hunter has played 629 games in the Metrodome, more than all but three other players.

He still has hopes of two or three more.

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If the Angels don't play Hunter's Twins, they'll play Bobby Abreu's Yankees. But unlike Hunter, Abreu insisted Sunday he doesn't care at all who's next on the schedule.

"I'll be honest with you, it doesn't matter to me," he said.

 
 
 
 
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