Monday, March 24, 2008
In the meanwhile, check out this article from The Hardball Times talking about the Bobby Abreu deal. If you want to skip to the conclusions: the Phillies got nothing for Abreu but got to dump his salary on the only team in the MLB that could take it.
Also, apparently Adam Eaton has won the #5 starter job from Chad Durbin and Travis Blackley, apparently pitching well enough to take the job. Count on Durbin, who will move to the bullpen, to get some starts if / when Eaton and Kyle Kendrick struggle.
Imagine if he stayed with the Phils - I have one word for that: OFFENSE
Abreu was one of the most under appreciated ballplayers who ever played in Philly, and he was really great.