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Re: TRADE

Unread postby pup » Mon Apr 02, 2012 7:57 am

TribeinLA wrote:I agree with EYE. People call the Dolans cheap and now they're spending too much. Trevor Crowe...is he worth THAT much or is Abreu just THAT bad to some of you? I, too, saw the Angels/Indians game two weeks ago and he looked good to me. He'll draw some walks and as someone else said...this is all because Grady Sizemore has osteoperosis or something. We should benefit from this. Trevor Crowe...Jesus, I am sick of hearing the name. Sometimes, you just have to believe the Dolans, Ant, Shap, Manny, and crew know more than any of us.


So do they know more than us so they were going to make the trade (as long as LAAAAA ate enough salary) or do they know more than us because they did not make the trade?

To say anyone is flipping back and forth on the cheapness take is about as stupid as it gets. What is being said is, they have told us they have $X. If we took on $3M of Abreu, right now and since it would be for the full season, we are using up a decent chunk of $X. So this could be the one bullet a team with limited financial resources has to fire...and you want it to be on a guy at that age whose most redeeming qualities are centered around taking walks.

By the way, did the Angels cut this must get guy yet?
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Re: TRADE

Unread postby CAVSTRIBEBROWNSin07! » Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:27 pm

pup wrote:By the way, did the Angels cut this must get guy yet?


Now they did http://www.usatoday.com/sports/baseball ... 54591590/1 .

We can have him for free now.
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Re: TRADE

Unread postby drum » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:27 pm

Yeah, lets go get Abreu.
While we're at it, lets see what Assenmacher is up to these days?

They don't need any part of Abreu. F that.
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Re: TRADE

Unread postby leadpipe » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:31 pm

drum wrote:Yeah, lets go get Abreu.
While we're at it, lets see what Assenmacher is up to these days?

They don't need any part of Abreu. F that.


yeah, I don't want him either, besides, they got Johnny D on the fast track.

It should be noted, however, that Bobby Abreu could probably still outhit Shelly Duncan, even if he held the barrel in his hands, and hit with the handle.

And on breaking pitches you could take out "probably" from the above sentence.
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Re: TRADE

Unread postby Prosecutor » Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:36 am

Damon and Abreu were pretty much the same guy last year.

Damon .261/.744, 16 HR, 73 RBI, 582 at-bats.
Abreu .253/.718, 8 HR, 60 RBI, 502 at-bats.

Damon's OPS has decreased two consecutive years, with Abreu it's three.

Both are pushing 40 and hanging on to their careers by their fingernails, trying to squeeze out one more decent season. Damon didn't even have a job on Opening Day and Abreu didn't make it out of April without getting cut. I'll bet the Angels are wishing they traded him for whatever the Indians were offering last month.

If Abreu was released three weeks ago I wonder if the Tribe would have signed him or Damon? Or does it even matter?
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Re: TRADE

Unread postby peeker643 » Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:21 am

Prosecutor wrote:Damon and Abreu were pretty much the same guy last year.

Damon .261/.744, 16 HR, 73 RBI, 582 at-bats.
Abreu .253/.718, 8 HR, 60 RBI, 502 at-bats.

Damon's OPS has decreased two consecutive years, with Abreu it's three.

Both are pushing 40 and hanging on to their careers by their fingernails, trying to squeeze out one more decent season. Damon didn't even have a job on Opening Day and Abreu didn't make it out of April without getting cut. I'll bet the Angels are wishing they traded him for whatever the Indians were offering last month.

If Abreu was released three weeks ago I wonder if the Tribe would have signed him or Damon? Or does it even matter?


All true. The point being they're still better options than Shelley Duncan and I'd personally take either of them over Brantley too. Good chance either Damon or Abreu actually give a shit ;-) ;) :wink:
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