Last Friday, the Anaheim Angels cut Bobby Abreu to make room for 20-year-old Mike Trout. Yesterday, Dodgers introduced the new ownership group and much more! Today, Ned Colletti has his first test with new ownership in trying to land Abreu:
#dodgers are in serious talks w/ abreu. not done deal, as details need to be worked out. sev other teams showing interest 2
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS)
You read here earlier this week about how the Dodgers should steer clear of Abreu. However, yesterday we learned that he would be available at a pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum and apparently willing to take a part-time role.
This changes things.
Abreu on the cheap would allow us to use him in the outfield, first base and as a pinch hitter. It would provide the Dodgers with greater depth in case of injury or future trade, as well as a pinch hitter who had 21 stolen bases last year. Clearly a good thing for the Dodgers.
The question is: Will another team offer him a better role? I have a feeling we’ll know today.