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Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bobby Abreu Los Angeles Angels

Bob Kelly Abreu or “Bobby” was born on March 11, 1974, in Maracay, Aragua, Venezuela. He is a professional Major League Baseball (MLB) right fielder player that was playing for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Abreu is nicknamed as “El Comedulce” and also “La Luche” and a two-time All-Star, won a Gold Glove Award and a Silver Slugger Award.

Bobby Abreu was signed by the Houston Astros as an amateur free agent in 1990 and he debuted in MLB on September 1, 1996 for the Houston Astros. Abreu played for the Houston Astros in 1996 to 1997, but traded to Philadelphia Phillies which he began playing in 1998 to 2006. He was traded again to the New York Yankees and played for two seasons (2006 to 2008).

Leading the league games was one of his greatest achievements. Bobby Abreu was major league leader in defense among active players in outfield assists. Abreu is also one of the active ballplayers in doubles, third in walks, at stolen bases he was in sixth and he was ninth in on-base percentage. He is also famous for his plate discipline when he led the American League in 2009 by his percent in pitches.

Bobby Abreu Awards and Recognition

  • 1996 Houston Astros Minor League Player of the Year
  • 1999 Venezuelan Winter League All-Star OF
  • 1999 Venezuelan Winter League Player of the Year
  • 1999 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2000 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2001 Philadelphia Phillies Player of the Year
  • 2004 NL Silver Slugger Award (OF)
  • 2004 MLB All-Star
  • 2005 NL Player of the Month (April)
  • 2005 NL Gold Glove Award (OF)
  • 2005 MLB All-Star
  • 2005 Winner of the Home Run Derby at the MLB All-Star game.
  • 2009 AL Player of the Month (July)

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Los Angeles Angels = Offseason Noise

The Clippers were not the only team in Los Angeles to land major acquisitions over the offseason.   Similar to the Los Angeles Clippers, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim made major offseason noise.    The only difference is that they did not have to use any trade bait to land their big catches.

For months, the race for Albert Pujols was a two-team race between the St Louis Cardinals and the rags-to riches Miami Marlins.   Having locked in Jose Reyes, Mark Buerhle and Heath Bell, the Marlins would arguably have had the greatest offseason in the history of sports if they landed Pujols.   However, the Marlins were not willing to give Pujols a no-trade clause, an obvious dealbreaker for the Pujols camp.    One cannot blame the Cardinals for being unwilling to hamper their payroll on one man after an incredible World Series run.   With or without Pujols, they have a solid team and could utilize that free cap space to shore up any weak points.

Like a thief in the night, the Angels snatched Albert Pujols via a 10 year, 254 million dollar contract with a much desired no-trade clause.     And the shopping spree wasn’t over yet.    Later on in the day, the Angels snatched Rangers ace C.J Wilson with a 5 year, 77.5 million contract.

Without a doubt, Dec 8th 2011 had to be one of the five greatest days in the history of the Angels.  It was as if actor Christopher Lloyd resumed his role in the Disney film “Angels in the Outfield”.      It’s not every day that a franchise makes a big splash with a potential Hall of Fame slugger (Please don’t let it come out that he did roids!) and a pitching ace.     All of this was accomplished by GM Jerry Dipoto.  In less than 3 months, he’s accomplished more than many GMs in other sports:   Isiah Thomas as the Knicks GM, Matt Millen as Detroit Lions GM:  Kevin McHale as Timberwolves GM.

He’s managed to lock up All-Star 2B Howie Kendrick for the next four years and avoided arbitration with Erik Bybar 3 days ago.

The Angels have a starting rotation that includes:  CJ Wilson, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana and Jared Weaver.    Not too shabby.   However, it’s not always how you start; it’s how you finish games.   Finishing games was a major issue for the Angels last year.   As it stands, the bullpen is a major question mark.   Besides the signing of veteran relief pitcher Latroy Hawkins, little has been done to address that question mark into a clear answer.    The Angels blew more saves than any other teamin the MLB last year.  Jordan Walden was Mr. Unreliable.     One has to ponder whether the Angels made a significant boo-boo by not investing in the bullpen enough over this offseason.   With all the moves made, it’s not like they can do much about it now.    They will have to revisit this issue at the July trade deadline.

Overall, they’ve landed one of the greatest hitters of our time.  A man who may be headed right for Barry Bond’s all time-HR record.    Conventional wisdom may see a 10 year contract with a no-trade clause for a 32 year old slugger as risky, but Albert Pujols has been in Beast mode ever since he’s entered the league and shows no signs of slowing down.   Now that he’s in the AL, he will certainly become a DH in the very near future in spite of the fact that he fields his position well.

A stellar offseason has put the Angels as a contender for the 2012 season.

Look out, Texas Rangers.

Huge day for the Los Angeles Angels

Three-time NL MVP Albert Pujols agreed Thursday to a $254 million, 10-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

Pujols’ contract, which is subject to a physical, is the second-highest in baseball history and only the third to break the $200 million barrier, following Alex Rodriguez’s $252 million, 10-year deal with Texas before the 2001 season and A-Rod’s $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees before the 2008 season.

“This is a monumental day for Angel fans and I could not be more excited,” owner Arte Moreno said in a statement.

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