Sunday, October 06, 2013

Another Abreu in the Orange and Black?

That would be Jose Dariel Abreu. The Marlins web site has a story about how the club is pursuing the Cuban power hitter and mentions that the Giants are interested --

The Marlins certainly aren't alone in their interest.
In the National League East, the Mets also had a large representation.
The Giants, White Sox, D-backs and Rangers also are said to have serious interest.
As a recruiting tool, the Marlins are hopeful Abreu will be attracted to Miami's large Cuban community. Marlins Park is located in the Little Havana section of Miami.
And the team has two Cuban natives on its roster, All-Star pitcher Jose Fernandez and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.
Upgrading their offense is the Marlins' top off-season priority. The club finished last in the Majors in most significant statistical categories, including runs (513), home runs (95) and batting average (.231).
Abreu draws comparisons to former big league slugger Andres Galarraga, a big presence with plenty of power and not a lot of mobility.

Tony Abreu actually got in 147 plate appearances this season for the Giants and was no damn good. 


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