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Angels ask Abreu to explain critical remarks

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09:14 AM ET 03.25 | It's not a good spring when you've had half as many closed-door meetings with the manager and general manager (two) as hits (four) in 12 games. Those were Bobby Abreu's sad statistics Saturday after the veteran outfielder was summoned by Manager Mike Scioscia and General Manager Jerry Dipoto to explain comments criticizing the team to a Spanish-language publication. Abreu, 38, was quoted by the Venezuelan paper Lider en Deportes as saying he didn't put a lot of stock in Scioscia's prediction that he would get 400 plate appearances this season. "I've learned not to have much confidence in these people, but I hope they live up to what they told me," Abreu said. "How long am I going to have to continue proving to people what I am and what I'm able to do?" Scioscia said Abreu's comments "were recycled from a month ago -- that's how he explained it. Believe me, it's not an issue."

Los Angeles Times

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March 25, 2012  09:43 AM ET

What part did they not get?

March 25, 2012  11:06 AM ET

Scioscia vs. Abreu is NOT a battle. It isn't even tiff. It's another player who hung on too long with a team that doesn't have a place to play him.

March 25, 2012  11:36 AM ET

Scioscia should call in the GM and owner ask them why they did a 2 year $19 million contract after the guys batting average had just dropped 40 points. Why did they think he was not on the downside of his career?
It was the teams decision.

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March 25, 2012  02:44 PM ET

"Parting is such sweet sorrow"

March 25, 2012  04:50 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Scioscia should call in the GM and owner ask them why they did a 2 year $19 million contract after the guys batting average had just dropped 40 points. Why did they think he was not on the downside of his career? It was the teams decision.

the reality its,,, that the preveus manager screwed with the franchise money, reagins sign pineiro two years deal, sign b, fuentes two years deal, sing rodney two years deal, sign abreu two years deal, now which player played at to their full capacity?? in my opinion was only abreu who play better than any other of the rest of players that were brought by reagins!!!

March 25, 2012  04:51 PM ET

the reality its,,, that the preveus manager screwed with the franchise money, reagins sign pineiro two years deal, sign b, fuentes two years deal, sing rodney two years deal, sign abreu two years deal, now which player played at to their full capacity?? in my opinion was only abreu who play better than any other of the rest of players that were brought by reagins!!!

March 25, 2012  04:51 PM ET

the reality its,,, that the preveus manager screwed with the franchise money, reagins sign pineiro two years deal, sign b, fuentes two years deal, sing rodney two years deal, sign abreu two years deal, now which player played at to their full capacity?? in my opinion was only abreu who play better than any other of the rest of players that were brought by reagins!!!

March 25, 2012  04:57 PM ET

it seems as abreu understimated his own ability as a player,,,, whatever happen to that fired on his approach towards the spring trainning?? it was because the team told him that he would be used as a utility player? its this the reason why abreu its playing inh the passive mode??? can he really explain his poor interest in the game??abreu's attitude has make it even harder for the halos to trade him,, and no team would take him not even for free, with these type of stats, abreu himself looks worse than a minor leaguer rookie!!!

March 25, 2012  05:03 PM ET

mike trout wouldn't be playing in the majors at least not for another season, abreu's drama has developed a great hole under abreu's feet, his poor attitude towards the game shows everything, the best thing its for abreu, play like its your last game, every time the manager put you in the halos lineup, increase your value by playing to the fullest in the smart way, stop being a complainer and do what you know in the field shutt your tongue and let your knowledge in the game do the right things in the field, contrubute towards the team, show some respect for yourself and be a PRO, for one's in your life!!!

March 25, 2012  05:10 PM ET

abreu can't throw the blame to nobody else but to himself for his poor performance at the plate in every game, should he continue adding his outside problems with his playing time?? he doesn't see it?? the more he waste time pinpointing fingers the more he lose his grab on his concentration, when a person or a player allows the depression, and his anger take over him, he's lack in performance would be rated as a faillure!!!!

March 25, 2012  06:18 PM ET

He's 38 do you want to tell him or should I? I Guess it's me, Bobby Roy Orbison recored a Song on his last Album, Title You Guessed It!!!! IT'S OVER............

March 25, 2012  09:50 PM ET

Take your 9 mill and be happy Bobby. You are surrounded by people who are producing more than you. Hitting .150 in the spring doesn't exactly help your case. My advice is to play the good soldier, so hopefully you can fool another team into taking your contract off our hands.

March 26, 2012  06:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

the reality its,,, that the preveus manager screwed with the franchise money, reagins sign pineiro two years deal, sign b, fuentes two years deal, sing rodney two years deal, sign abreu two years deal, now which player played at to their full capacity?? in my opinion was only abreu who play better than any other of the rest of players that were brought by reagins!!!

I didn't understand it the first time and you posted it 3 times. ...............Every day!!

March 26, 2012  08:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

I didn't understand it the first time and you posted it 3 times. ...............Every day!!

Stay tuned and you too may one day grasp our Alacrans' dictionary!

 
March 27, 2012  11:28 AM ET

the only highlight of this guys career is winning the homerun hitting contest, if he's done much else let me know.

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