Brian Cashman said today the Yankees are “engaged” with Bobby Abreu and Andy Pettitte. That’s news to Abreu’s people.
“We haven’t heard from them once since the end of the season,” said Chris Leible, one of Abreu’s agents. “I’ll be honest with you, Bobby isn’t happy about it.”
It seems pretty evident that once the Yankees traded for Xavier Nady, he became the right fielder in 2009. As for Abreu, the fact that teams can sign him without giving up a pick makes him more attractive. He’ll land on his feet – perhaps with the Mets.
Good luck to Bobby. He was nothing but a good citizen during his time in pinstripes, a nice guy and an underrated player.
The Angels offered arbitration to Mark Teixeira and Francisco Rodriguez. As with Sabathia and Burnett, it’s not like there’s a chance they would accept. I do think there’s a chance Ben Sheets accepts, however. Given his injury concerns, it might be smart to pitch for a year, show he’s healthy and then go back in the market.