The rest of the free agents are starting to sign and, as predicted, both Adam Dunn and Bobby Abreu were had at incredibly cheap deals – Dunn, 2 years, $20 million and Abreu 1 year, $5 million.
Dunn will likely continue his 40 home run consistency in relative obscurity. Abreu will help the Angel offense which, without Teixiera, looks pretty weak (some projections, that I will talk about in a future post, predicted the Angels as a sub .500 team, pre-Abreu).
As good of deals as these are for the Nats and Angels, I can’t help but think of the Mets. How in the world are they still sitting on their hands while these contracts are signed? They wouldn’t offer Abreu $6 million, with a need in the OF and a new stadium opening up? Really?
Unless the Mets are secretly getting involved in the Manny negotiations, I have no idea what their plan is. They signed an overrated player (K-Rod) for a somewhat overrated position (closer) and traded for a superfluous pitcher (Putz) to fill a very overrated position (set-up man). Are they a better team than last year? I don’t know. They should be good – but talent wise they should have been very good last season. Seems to me like a wasted opportunity.