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EvanJ
08-03-08, 10:40 AM
With 75 RBI in 110 team games played out of 162, Abreu is on pace for 110.45 RBI. His career high is 110.

BillBuckner
08-03-08, 12:42 PM
More than 110. Which is why I can't understand why exactly he's drawing so much criticism.

themgmt
08-03-08, 08:02 PM
Especially with Damon back in front of him and Jeter hitting .300+ since June 1st, coupled with Pudge and Christian/Melky being the 8/9 hitters, he'll have plenty of chances.

dkman
08-03-08, 08:22 PM
More than 110. Which is why I can't understand why exactly he's drawing so much criticism.

He's drawing criticism because RBIs are a poor way to judge a hitter. They are far too dependent on a player's teammates and luck. The important statistics, OBP, Slugging, VORP, WARP3, say he is on the decline.

Yankee Tripper
08-04-08, 11:03 AM
I like Abreu and if he accepts arbitration I'll happily take him back in 2009. I just don't want the Yanks signing him long term and by long term I mean more than a one year deal. Despite the RBIs as dkman points out most stats point towards Abreu being a player in the decline phase of his career. That said, even a declining Abreu can be a good and productive player, you just don't want to be locked into a player like that beyond year to year deals is all I'm saying.