February 11, 2009
Bobby Abreu has reached an agreement with our AL West rival, the Angels, on a one-year, $5 million deal. The deal is not official until Abreu passes his physical and he finishes working out the incentives of the deal with the Angels.
Abreu will be taking an $11 million pay cut from his last years' salary with the Yankees at $16 million.
The Yanks acquired Abreu at the 2006 trade deadline for C.J. Henry, Matt Smith, Jesus Sanchez, and Carlos Monasterios. Over his two and a half seasons with the Yankees, he batted .295, hit 43 homers, drove in 243 runs, and stole 57 bases.
We will be rooting against him now that he is playing for the hated Angels.
Bye bye Bobby!
Photo from NYTimes.com
Bye Bye Bobby