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 Post subject: Huntington was after Abreu?
PostPosted: Wed Feb 11, 2009 8:25 pm 
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The Dodgers, Atlanta Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox reportedly expressed interest in Abreu, whom Greenberg believes is athletic enough to move over to left field, if needed.


From the LA Times...I was going to post this in the 77 page monster, but figured I'd start a new one.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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I agree he was a better fit for us than Dunn would have been, but he's going to a winner in the Angels.We would have probably had to offer up 1 year 9 million for him to come to Pittsburgh.Almost double what the Angels paid for him at 1 year 5 million


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Interesting. I'm guessing NH was spending so much time persuing Abreu, Dunn slipped through the cracks?


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Argentum wrote:
Interesting. I'm guessing NH was spending so much time persuing Abreu, Dunn slipped through the cracks?


Dunn would have trouble "slipping through" the Holland Tunnel.

OK, enough with the jokes. I like Dunn as a hitter. He has the two most valuable attributes for producing runs - high OBP combined with high slugging. Players like that create a lot of runs.

He is going to miss Great American Bandbox. He would have missed it less with a 320' right field fence ...


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Bucfan wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Interesting. I'm guessing NH was spending so much time persuing Abreu, Dunn slipped through the cracks?


Dunn would have trouble "slipping through" the Holland Tunnel.

OK, enough with the jokes. I like Dunn as a hitter. He has the two most valuable attributes for producing runs - high OBP combined with high slugging. Players like that create a lot of runs.

He is going to miss Great American Bandbox. He would have missed it less with a 320' right field fence ...


So out of curiosity, how much should the Pirates have been willing to pay for his run producing skills?


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Yeah, Huntington was interested in Abreu. He called his agent and told him when his price dropped to 1 million he'd make an offer. Look, Im behind Huntington, but actual FA signings are a few years away. At best.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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King, my initial reply was in jest.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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King, my initial reply was in jest.


Absolutely. Im with ya, pal. Just goofin on the improbable. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Bucfan wrote:
Argentum wrote:
Interesting. I'm guessing NH was spending so much time persuing Abreu, Dunn slipped through the cracks?


Dunn would have trouble "slipping through" the Holland Tunnel.

I don't know, a lot of grease goes through that tunnel. I think he'd make it.

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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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I think Abreu and Dunn are both worth 8-9 million a year.I don't think there should be that big of a difference between there salaries besides the fact that Abreu went to a winner and Dunn went to a loser.


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Argentum wrote:
So out of curiosity, how much should the Pirates have been willing to pay for his run producing skills?


Dunn is comparable to players like J.D. Drew and Jason Bay in terms of offense. Those guys have contracts for $14 million and $7 million, respectively. Drew is overpaid for his production, Bay is paid equivalent to value. Dunn is worth $7 million to $8 million per year, without considering economic downturns, ticket sales, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Huntington was after Abreu?
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Bucfan wrote:
Argentum wrote:
So out of curiosity, how much should the Pirates have been willing to pay for his run producing skills?


Dunn is comparable to players like J.D. Drew and Jason Bay in terms of offense. Those guys have contracts for $14 million and $7 million, respectively. Drew is overpaid for his production, Bay is paid equivalent to value. Dunn is worth $7 million to $8 million per year, without considering economic downturns, ticket sales, etc.


Thank you. Man, didn't know Drew was making $14 million. Ouch.


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