Marlins “all-in” for Jose Abreu?
The Miami Marlins ended the 2013 season with a National League worst 62-100 record plus a major league worst of 513 runs scored, however this change dramatically for next season?
According to MLB.com’s Joe Frisaro, the Fish appear to be “all-in” about signing Cuban Jose Dariel Abreu, who has impressed the Marlins with his power-hitting skills.
The big question is, will they eventually signed him? Frisaro points out that the projections to land on the 26 year-old is between $45-60 million and he adds that the San Francisco Giants are considered a front-runner to sign Abreu.
During the 2012 off-season, Miami was close to signing Cuban Yoenis Cespedes as they offered him a six year, $36 million deal. However, the power hitting outfield agreed to sign with the Oakland Athletics for the same $36 million although for four years, due to the fact that he’ll hit the free agency quicker and at age 29, plus the Marlins didn’t want to give him $9 million a year.
With Miami willing to have their payroll a little over $38 million and in much needed search for offensive help, Jose Abreu could be the right player to sign.
Frisaro also remarks that if the ball club wants to keep first baseman Logan Morrison, they could simply move Abreu to third base, which is a position that they have struggled to find a player to stay put for multiple years since the Miguel Cabrera trade.
It all depends on how much the team is willing to spend.
If the Miami Marlins ink Jose Abreu, will they be a better offensive team next year? Comment below.
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