Bobby Abreu is usually good for 60-70 extra base hits per season – just check the numbers. But, from 2001 to 2004, he hit more homers, among those extra base hits, than before and after that time.
To be honest, there’s a part of me that worries about this spike on Bobby’s bubble-gum card, just a little bit – and the upcoming Mitchell Report.
Maybe it’s nothing. But, it could be something that the Yankees, perhaps, should factor in when thinking about his option for 2008. If they suspect this could turn into something ugly for Abreu next season, maybe they should start thinking about whether or not they want to deal with it?