This was a classic line from a Cheers episode where Sam and Diane were trying to break-up. I think it describes how I feel about the news that Abreu signed a one-year deal for a little more than $5 mil. with the Angels. To paraphrase, "I'm not pissed until I say I'm pissed. I'm pissed. There, now I'm pissed."
Some of you were angry that the Rays were able to sign Burrell for two years at around $16 mil. when the Reds desparately needed right handed power and a left fielder. I wasn't so angry arguing that Burrell can't play the field and that we should try cheaper options. Well, Abreu at $5 mil. on a one-year deal could have been the piece the Reds needed to compete for the division this year. (And might actually generate some interest in the Reds and some ticket sales for yours truly who is about to take a serious bath on Reds season tickets this year.) The rotation is good, and the Reds have some good young talent in the line-up. Why not add a cheap (now) OBP guy like Abreu who can hit in the middle of the line-up? Uggh!
Is it time to seriously consider re-signing Adam Dunn?
Mike Mussina, Hall of Famer
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