• Bobby Abreu Playing The Outfield

    Posted by on August 27th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    Before the 1993 season, Bill James, in writing about Danny Tartabull playing the outfield, wrote that he “played the outfield with the aplomb of a pregnant camel in a forest fire.”

    I think Bobby Abreu takes it to another level in the field. Bobby Abreu plays the outfield like a pregnant camel trying to walk across a frozen lake.

    Who did Abreu pay-off in 2005 to win a Gold Glove? That must have some pretty penny.

    Comments on Bobby Abreu Playing The Outfield

    1. rbj
      August 27th, 2007 | 9:03 pm

      Looks like the Yanks are going to need to win everyone of Wang/Pettitte/Rockets’ starts.

    2. Sky
      August 28th, 2007 | 10:53 am

      Well, Abreu did post his best fielding season in 2001 according to UZR: a whopping -1 runs compared to average. From 2000 onward he’s been more like a -5 to -10 fielder. Maybe the voters wanted to reward his improvement? ; )

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