The Angels, Braves, Pirates, Reds and Mets are among teams considering star free-agent outfielder Bobby Abreu, who's one of three players to have at least 100 RBIs in each of the past six seasons (the others are Alex Rodriguez and Albert Pujols) and who could be one of the better bargains in a tight market for hitters.
The Angels have been looking for offense, while the Braves and Reds are in need of an outfielder. The presence of the Pirates and Mets in the field is a tad surprising, but the changing market has brought a couple more teams into the picture. The Dodgers and Mariners have been mentioned before as possibilities, but it appears Los Angeles wants to give the Manny Ramirez negotiations every possible chance.
The Mets have spent their whole winter upgrading their pitching staff, both the bullpen and rotation, but would consider Abreu at the right price. While they'd prefer a right-handed hitter, they do seem to like Abreu's bat. The Mets do want to keep their payroll around $140 million and are not considering Manny.