3K and I were talking about Bobby Abreu signing with the California Angels yesterday so I thought I would bring up the subject. As 3K aptly pointed out, this deal makes little to no sense. The Angels have a plethora of outfield talent, and it's going to be interesting to see how all of these guys are used. Now, I understand that the Angels lost a left-handed bat in Garret Anderson, and Abreu certainly fills that void (and at $5M, at a very good price). But the Angels have a lot of money tied up with their outfielders, and it seems as if Arte Moreno is hording.
It's clear that Reggie Willits is the odd-man out here. Torri Hunter has center locked up, Vlad in right, and Juan Rivera in left field, with Gary Matthews, Jr at DH (obviously Hunter and Vlad will see some at-bats in the DH spot). Now, with Abreu in the mix, it seems to me there's gonna be a roving substitute situation here (although watching a guy like Matthews, Jr. with his $9M salary sitting every 3rd day seems like a waste, doesn't it?).
Any thoughts on how the Angels handle this?