Since it remains to be seen whether the Curtis Granderson deal will work out for the Yankees, this writer will withhold criticism on that deal, although there is still a chance it may be a bust. So in considering the worst mistake Yankee General Manager Brian Cashman has made in the past two years, focus will be on the one he let get away. Bobby Abreu was acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies and at the end of the 2008 season he became a free agent. In 2008 he had slugged 30 home runs andáhad 100 RBI. But the Yankees chose not to re-sign him and let him go in the free agent market.á He was picked up by the Los Angeles Angels for an unbelievable bargain price of $5 million for the 2009 season. In 2009, playing for the Western Division champs, Abreu hit .293 with an on base percentage of ...
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Article written by Perry Arnold