Friday, July 14, 2006

Could Mets Be Players For Abreu?

In today's NY Post:

"Until now, the Yanks were expected to be the lone New York club pursuing Bobby Abreu. However, two sources confirmed to The Post that the Mets recently contacted Phillies GM Pat Gillick to say that if Abreu, closer Tom Gordon or starter Jon Lieber are made available before the July 31 non-waiver deadline, to count the Mets in."

We can understand the interest in Lieber, as he could still be a good 4 or 5 in our rotation (heck, with our injuries, even a #3)...but by all accounts, Abreu is cut from the same cloth as one-time Met, John Milner- one day he looks like a world-beater, the next day he forgets how to hustle...although Abreu has much more natural talent then Milner did (and better stats). Gordon?? Why?? We have Wagner, Sanchez, Bradford, Heilman, Feliciano, and a combo from Owens, Ring, Bell, etc...we shouldn't even be discussing Gordon, unless taking him is a salary dump to acquire Lieber or to turn around and move him elsewhere. The thought of trading with the Phils still turns our stomachs, although we DID get John Stearns from them, a personal favorite of ours (even if we did give up Tug!) This story will continue to circulate either until the Phils pull the long-anticipated trigger on Abreu or July 31st comes around...stay tuned.

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