A Mets official did not rule out signing free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu, but indicated that any contract likely would have to be for one year at less than $4 million. Abreu, 34, hit .296 with 20 homers and 100 RBI for the Yankees last season.
Bobby Abreu at less than $4 million? If it's reached the point where Abreu will consider that kind of deal, then the Mets should be all over it. Heck, every team in the majors should be all over that. Think about it: Just last week, the Royals avoided arbitration with Mark Teahen with a 1-year agreement at $3.85 million. Mark Teahen.
Abreu at $4 million should be a no-brainer for the Mets - if, in fact, the outfielder would actually consider that price range (and he might have to, or he'll soon be missing Spring Training time).