Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Abreu: Play me or trade me
Don't tell that to Abreu. He still wants to be an everyday player and if the Los Angeles Angels don't give him that chance he wants to be traded.
"I'm an every-day player. I can still be in the lineup for a Major League team," said Abreu from his native Venezuela. "I will not be on the bench knowing that I can play.
"If the Angels don't have a position for me, then the best thing is to trade me. It would be the correct (thing) to do. I won't be able to do nothing sitting in the bench."
"I want to play, and I believe I can help this team. But if there is no spot for me, then I would prefer to play somewhere different," said the left-handed hitter and two time All-Star.
At this point Abreu is no more than a platoon player. He can still be an effective player, just not an everyday player. I'm not saying he is ready for spot duty, but if he wants to play everyday it might be as a DH.